Code Quest


The best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audits!

Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for four hours of professional coding education vital to your success. Our speaker, Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR, Director, Coding and Reimbursement, American Academy of Ophthalmology, will map out the latest coding updates, review key competencies, test your knowledge 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 and every specialty. Codequest™ is the best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audit recoupments.

Friday, March 31, 2023

8:00am – 12:15pm CST

Embassy Suites- La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128

Contact Carmen Chinchilla with any questions.


  • 2023 Coding Update and the Financial Impact 
  • A Comprehensive Review of the Next Wave of E/M Updates
  • Myth Busters: Top Coding Misconceptions and Facts to Correct Them
  • Protect Your Revenue and Take Action to Combat Audits, Comparative Billing Reports and Prior Authorization Requests
  • Strategies to Resolve and Prevent Claim Denials
  • Poll the Audience: Coding Competency Challenge
  • Hot Topic: Coding Guidance for MIGS, Canaloplasty and Goniotomy Procedures

Have a specific coding conundrum? Email questions to before the course and get answers to your personal coding challenges

Ophthalmologists. They are ultimately responsible. Also,  physician support staff: technicians and scribes, billers and coders, compliance, practice managers/administrators.

Course Schedule
7:00-8:00 am Registration/Light Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am Course
9:30-9:45 am Break
9:45-12:15 pm Course
12:15 pm Adjourn


2023 Tuition
NAEPS Physician Member $295
NAEPS Member Employee $215
Resident $125
Non-Member Physician $410
Non-Member Staff $340



Fee includes a copy of the academy developed course workbook, continental breakfast & break snacks.

Late Registration:
On March 31 (on-site)-Add $45

Substitutions can be made prior to the seminar without incurring an additional fee. Cancellations more than 10 days before the course date (March 21) will be fully refunded. Cancellations thereafter will be subject to a $75 per person administrative fee. Registrants who do not cancel prior to the seminar date are liable for the entire registration fee.

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

Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR

Ms. Woodke is the Academy’s director of coding and reimbursement. Her 30+ years of experience in ophthalmology includes all aspects of practice management, accounting, coding and billing. She is the author of “The Profitable Retina Practice” series, a contributing author of the Academy coding product line and provides private consultation services. Ms. Woodke is a recipient of the Academy’s Secretariat and Achievement Awards. 



As a Codequest attendee, 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 Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live 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 will honor 1.0-for-1.0 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. A certificate of attendance or completion listing the total CMEs possible for the offering is necessary to show participation. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU. (Source: Accessed on Oct. 13, 2022).


This course is eligible for 4 Category A credits.


NAEPS supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you require a specific accommodation or service to facilitate your participation in a Codequest coding course, please send a message to Carmen Chinchilla at

The American Academy of Ophthalmology specifically disclaims any and all liability for errors in, omissions, or use of any information provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, its employees, agents, or representatives, including but limited to, injuries, or other damages of any kind for any an all claims that may arise out of the use of any idea, technique, or method demonstrated or described in any material by any presenter and/or author, whether such claims are asserted by a physician or any other person.

All information provided by the Academy, its owners, employees, agents, or representatives who participate in the Academy’s coding course is based on information deemed to be current and reliable. The Academy does not provide legal or accounting services or advice, and the Society and the course attendees should seek legal and/or accounting advice as appropriate to them, their owners, employees, agents or representatives. coding and reimbursement is a complicated process involving continually changing rules and the application of judgment to factual situation. The Academy does not guarantee or warrant that either public or private payers will agree with its opinions. The Academy shall not be liable to the Society and course attendees to any extent whatsoever for inadvertent errors in or omissions from any such information provided by the Academy, its employees, agents, or representatives. The Academy’s sole liability for providing the coding information shall be limited to the amount paid to the academy for coding service.


In consideration of my participation in the Codequest Event, from which I derive personal and/or professional satisfaction and benefit, and in which I willingly participate, I hereby release, waive, adn forever discharge NAEPS and its trustees, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, now known or hereinafter known in any jurisdiction, either in law or equity, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including but not limited to damages or losses caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the released parties, including but not limited to, personal or bodily injury, death, illness, emotional harm, property loss or damage, or pecuniary harm which I may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me, as a result of my participation in the NAEPS event.


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