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    Coronavirus Update: Following guidelines established by government regulations and public health mandates to prevent the spread of disease, Codequest will be virtual. Visit your location's webpage for details.

    Codequest™ 2020
    Code with Clarity in the COVID-19 Era

    Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional education and training. We’ll map out the latest pandemic-related coding updates, review key competencies, prepare for new E/M requirements (the first changes in 20 years), and steer you towards successful solutions for preventing claim denials.

    Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Codequest™ provides unparalleled instruction for practices of every size. Each session includes valuable information specific to your state and answers to your personal coding questions.

    Codequest™ is the best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audits.

    Select your city at left and register today. 

    How You'll Benefit

    • Optimize your documentation and coding performance according to federal and commercial payer rules
    • Implement coding competencies for each specialty
    • Learn to avoid audit triggers and prevent claim denials
    • Codequest is a great resource for helping you prepare to take the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist exams

    What You’ll Cover in Four Hours

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

    • Telemedicine coding scenarios
    • Hybrid exam case studies
    • Key coding competencies that will keep you current with commercial and federal payers
    • New extended ophthalmoscopy documentation criteria to assure compliance
    • What you and your patients must know to bill standard and premium IOLs correctly and ethically
    • Modifier management
    • MIPS reporting updates for 2020
    • BONUS Prep for 2021: Implementation of the new E/M documentation guidelines set for January 2021

    Learn from the Academy’s Coding Experts

    Codequest instructors are OCS and OCSR certified.

    Have a specific coding conundrum? Email questions to codequest@aao.org before the course and get answers to your personal coding challenges. 

    What Your Colleagues Say About Virtual Codequest

    "Thank you for making the course available online"

    "Thanks for providing Codequest online this year due to COVID-19."

    "Enjoyed the online format"

    "I enjoyed the webinar. Thank you very much!"

    "I enjoyed having the PDF handbook. Great way to record notes during the playback."

    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.

    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.