Code Quest

CODEQUEST 2021

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 as we emerge from the pandemic. Our speaker, Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS– Director, Coding and Reimbursement, American Academy of Ophthalmology, will map out the latest coding updates, review key competencies, test your knowledge of new E/M requirements (the first changes in 25 years!), and steer you towards successful solutions for preventing claim denials.

Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and presented in partnership with the Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Codequest™  provides unparalleled instruction for practices of every size.

NOTICE TO ALL PROGRAM ATTENDEES

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant, face masks will be REQUIRED during our event, regardless of vaccination status. The mask or face covering must cover the nose and mouth. Temporary removal of the mask or face covering is permitted during our event when consuming food or drink.

Our hope is to keep all attendees safe and healthy, while providing this educational event.

Thank you!

Friday, August 27, 2021

8:00am – 12:15pm CDT

Omaha Marriott Regency

10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Nebraska

Contact Carmen Chinchilla with any questions.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN FOUR HOURS IN 2021’S ALL NEW PROGRAM

  • Test Your Knowledge of 2021 E/M Documentation Requirements
  • Answer Definitively When to Submit a E/M vs. Eye Visit Code
  • CPT, ICD-10 and CCI Bundling and Telemedicine Updates
  • Audience Auditor: What Would you Submit?
  • To Bill or Not to Bill: What is Billable to the Payer or the Patient?
  • Modifier Mastery Challenge: The Impact on Claim Payment or Denial
  • Business Office Outcomes: Is Your A/R Working For or Against You?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Ophthalmologists, practice administrators, technicians, scribes, compliance and coders and billers.

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

 

2021 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 August 27 (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 (Aug 17) will be fully refunded. Cancellations thereafter will be subject to a $50 per person administrative fee. Registrants who do not cancel prior to the seminar date are liable for the entire registration fee.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR

Sue is the Academy’s director of coding and reimbursement. Her experience in ophthalmology includes coding, reimbursement, practice management and clinical and surgical assistance. She is the content director for the Academy’s entire line of coding products, including the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist Retina Exam, and recipient of the Academy’s Achievement Award and IJCAHPO Statesmanship Award.

 

 

Accreditation Statement 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 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.

IJCAHPO CE Credits  For Live events only: 4 hours of Category A IJCAHPO credit.

AAPC Credits AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT POSITION STATEMENT
NAEPS is committed to treating all persons with dignity, respect, and fairness, and ensuring that our actions comply with local, state, and federal laws. In this regard, we support and comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disabilities in our services, programs, or activities.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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.

LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS
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, AND 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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