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    Level Up at Codequest™ 2020

    Coming soon to a city near you.

    Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional education and training. We’ll map out the latest coding updates and steer you through the complex maze of payers’ rules, arriving at successful solutions for preventing claim denials and avoiding penalties.

    Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Codequest™ provides unparalleled instruction relevant to all practice sizes, and each session includes valuable information specific to your state.

    You can't afford to miss Codequest.

    Select your city at left and register today. 

    How You'll Benefit

    • Boost your documentation and coding performance according to federal and commercial payer rules
    • Implement coding competencies for each specialty
    • Learn to prevent claim denials
    • Prepare for the inevitable audit scenario
    • Codequest is a great resource for helping you prepare to take the OCS exam

    What You’ll Cover in Four Hours

    Codequest’s all-new 2020 program is the fastest way to understand this year's critical coding changes, including:

    • Implementation of the new E/M documentation guidelines set for January 2021 use.
    • Identification of the 9 situations where an Eye visit code can't be billed.
    • New extended ophthalmoscopy code documentation criteria to assure compliance
    • New cataract/glaucoma codes 
    • What you and your patients must know in billing correctly and ethically for standard and premium IOLs
    • Recent audits - what to do and what not to do.
    • Modifier management
    • MIPS reporting updates for 2020

    BONUS: Each attendee will receive fact sheets on these valuable topics:

    • Bundling edits of testing services
    • Frequency of testing services
    • Who can document what components of the history and exam
    • A-scan and ultrasound billing
    • Cataract surgery
    • Complex cataract surgery
    • Strabismus add-on codes
    • Skilled Nursing Facility
    • Blepharoplasty and ptosis guide

    Learn from the Coding Experts

    All Codequest instructors have the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist (OCS and OCSR) designations.

    What Your Colleagues Say

    “All doctors should attend! It’s our responsibility to know what’s billed and make sure it corresponds with the chart. Codequest helps us make sure that our documentation is appropriate and allows us to get paid the most for the work being done."

    Robert Innocenzi, DO
    Chino, Calif.

    “Our office attends this course every year… Excellent presentation and information."

    Patricia J. Stull
    Katy, Texas

    “There is always something new I take with me!"

    Polly A. Park, CPC
    Nashville, Tenn. 

    “I always enjoy the presentations. They do a great job teaching us. The lectures are wonderful."

    Bingjing Roberts, MD
    Manhattan, N.Y.

    CME and CEU credits available

    As an attendee of the Codequest ophthalmic coding course, you are eligible to claim CME or CEU credits. Consult your course handbook for instructions on how to claim them. Claim credits within 30 days of the course date.

    CME for Physicians

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    JCAHPO CE Credits

    Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 4.0 Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) “A” CE Credits for completion of this course.

    Certificate of Completion

    AAPC Certificate

    AAPC members get instructions to download a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

    Attendance Eligibility Requirements

    Attendance is limited to members of the Academy, AAOE, and/or state ophthalmological societies and individuals directly employed by these members.

    Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you require a specific accommodation or service to facilitate your participation at a Codequest coding course, please email Academy staff.