Codequest provides expert coding instruction for practices of every size and every specialty.

Physicians, administrators, technicians, and scribes all play a crucial role in patient care and your practice’s financial health. Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for four hours of professional coding education essential to your success. We’ll map out the latest critical updates, review key competencies, test your knowledge through live polling and steer you towards successful solutions for approximately maximizing reimbursements.

Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Codequest is the best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audit recoupments.


Friday, April 5, 2024

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.


  • 2024 Coding Updates, financial impact and crucial payer policy changes.
  • Myth-busters 2.0: Debunk this year’s top coding myths and confirm with trusted guidance.
  • Compliance Matters: Recognize the hot topics related to audits, compliance and investigations of ophthalmic practices and steps to take to avoid.
  • Name That Modifier: Review challenging case studies to develop proficiency and confidence in applying modifiers.
  • Code this OP Report: Recognize the ten steps for surgical coding and apply them to real-life OP reports to level-up your skills.
  • Coding Competency Challenge: Master frequently asked coding questions by submitting your answer through live polling
  • E/M: Decipher the definitions hidden within the medical decision-making table.

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


Ophthalmologists who are responsible for their practice’s revenue, plus technicians, scribes, billers and coders, compliance officers, 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 $305
NAEPS Member Employee $225
Resident $125
Non-Member Physician $425
Non-Member Staff $350



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

Late Registration:
On April 5 (on-site)-Add $75

Substitutions can be made prior to the seminar without incurring an additional fee. Cancellations more than 10 days before the course date (March 25) 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.



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

CME 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. 

CME Designation Statement for Virtual (Live)

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

CME Designation Statement for Recording

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

AAPC will honor 1.0- for-1.0 CEUs for any event offering AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM.

IJCAHPO CEUs available for Classroom or Live Stream Courses.

CEU credits not available for distance learning or recorded courses.


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.


Dompé is an Italian biopharmaceutical company based in Milan with a US subsidiary in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has a 100+ year legacy of medical innovation and is committed to seeking further advances that address unmet medical needs in the areas of ophthalmology, respiratory, and diabetes. This commitment to innovation has resulted in succesful development colaborations with over 200 centers of excellence. Dompé’s commitment to ophthalmology includes the first topical biologic FDA-approved for an ophthalmic indication, and continued exploration fo potential new indications through ongoing trials.

Lumibird Medical (Formerly Ellex | Quantel Medical)

Lumibird Medical is the medical division of the Lumibird Group, an expert in fibre lasers, solid lasers, laser diodes, and medical equipment. Formed from the 2020 merger of three entities – Quantel Medical, Ellex and Optotek – specialising in diagnostic and treatment equipment for ophthalmology and other medical fields, our company is recognised for its commitment to innovation and stands out as a world leader in ophthalmic equipment.

Our mission is to improve the comfort of patients worldwide by optimising the standard of care with innovative diagnostic and treatment solutions dedicated to the medical sector. Lumibird Medical innovates and extends its operations worldwide to disseminate its expertise and better meet the expectations of healthcare professionals around the world. This global presence is supplemented by a network of distributors covering a total of 110 countries.

Rayner Surgical

A British company and the only manufacturer of intraocular lenses in the UK

Rayner is leading the way in ophthalmic innovation with IOLs and ophthalmic solutions designed to provide surgeons and patients with the best visual outcomes. When Sir Harold Ridley designed the world’s first IOL in 1949, he chose Rayner to manufacture this ground-breaking invention.

With more than 70 years of continuous growth and experience, we now sell to over 80 countries. Our mission is to deliver innovative and clinically superior ophthalmic products that consistently respond to the expectations of our global customers and reward the profound trust placed in us to improve sight and quality of life.

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