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ENT

workshops

reimbursement

coding and

2019

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FRIDAY AM

Ignite Your E/M Coding

Revenue for office services can be 25% or more of ENT practice income. Let your coding and documentation know-how slip and you could lose significant reimbursement, and that mean less revenue to the bottom line. 
 
This course will spark your E/M documentation savvy and teach you how to bill for office services correctly. 
 
We’ll discuss the dos and don’ts of E/M documentation and use actual samples of payor audit tools to explain key concepts. You’ll get guidance on when to bill for consultations instead of other E/M services, and how to find and use the state regulations for non-physician providers. We’ll also show you how to report diagnostic endoscopies in the office with E/M services.
  • Physicians
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Administrators
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Explain how medical necessity and clinical documentation improvement can impact the practice and guard against lost revenue.
  • Comply with E/M documentation guidelines and appropriate use of the Electronic Health Record.
  • Define risk areas in their documentation and understand how to improve them.
  • Demonstrate understanding of when consultation codes should be billed instead of other E/M codes to increase reimbursement when applicable.
  • Report E/M services with diagnostic endoscopy services compliantly.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of Medicare’s incident to billing, direct and shared/split visit guidelines. Be able to locate information on state regulations for NPs and PAs.
  • Describe how to defend a payor audit.
  • Risk Areas for Evaluation and Management
  • Evaluation and Management Coding and Documentation
  • E/M Modifiers
  • Cerumen Removal on the same day as an E/M Service
  • Diagnostic Endoscopies on the Same Day as an E/M Service NEW!
  • CMS Guidelines: Non-Physician Provider (Advanced Practitioner) Billing
  • Audit Strategies

*See brochure for full agenda.

2019 AAPC Accreditation > pending

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2019 CME Credit for Physicians

This activity has been approved for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and Karen Zupko and Associates. The ACHL is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FRIDAY pm

Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies

In today’s era of declining or at best flat reimbursements, boosting the bottom line of an ENT practice feels like a lofty goal. Learn to take a fresh look at components of the revenue cycle and make changes that produce tangible results. “This is the way we’ve always done it” no longer works. This workshop dives deep into field-tested, efficient workflows that speed up the revenue cycle and bolster revenue.

  • Develop an A/R cleanup workplan.
  • Stop denials and leverage technology tools.
  • Generate vital reports and track key metrics.
  • Handle MIPS.
  • Get paid for work already performed.
  • Physicians (Employed* and in Private Practice)
  • Billing Managers
  • Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators
 
*Employed physicians: High productivity isn’t everything; your employer must get paid for services in order to support your salary. Savvy employed otolaryngologists routinely review billing office reports and keep abreast of payment issues. This workshop shows you how.  
 
Note: This course is a high value for billing staff that have some coding responsibilities. But it is not intended for those whose duties are strictly coding related.
  • Review vital management reports and metrics and take action on the data.
  • Identify workflow improvements that will speed up the revenue cycle.
  • Develop an A/R workplan that reduces A/R in 90 days.
  • Fine tune surgical deposits, allergy deposits, and point of service collection policies that boost the bottom line.
  • Assess 2019 changes in MIPS and the impact on your practice.
  • Data Powers Decision Making
  • Efficient Workflows that Save Time and Resources NEW!
  • Deep Dive Into Denials
  • Patient A/R Tactics
  • What’s New with MIPS UPDATED!

*See brochure for full agenda.

Saturday

CPT Power Coding

Getting denials for endoscopic sinus debridements? Want to make sure you’re billing correctly for endoscopic sinus balloon dilation procedures? This all-day, high voltage learning experience shows you how to resolve the hottest coding and reimbursement issues facing ENT practices.
 
We’ll discuss procedure coding – from simple to complex. You’ll learn from our expanded coverage and case examples in otology, facial plastic surgery, rhinology, laryngology, head/neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology and sleep surgery. 
 
We explain how to handle essential coding and reimbursement issues for endoscopic sinus surgery and sinus ostia dilation procedures, as well as endoscopic skull base surgery and other complex procedures. Plus, we’ll illuminate your understanding of audiology coding issues, otolaryngic allergy, in-office CT and sleep studies. You’ll leave with loads of documentation and payor denial tips in this year’s revised and enhanced workshop.
 
The 2019 course does not discuss cerumen removal. The use of 69210/69209 is covered in Friday’s workshop, Ignite Your E/M Coding.
  • Physicians
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Administrators
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Choose surgery modifiers that optimize payment and reduce risk.
  • Describe your surgery procedure coding in order to meet CPT rules and government regulations, for commonly performed procedures.
  • Integrate ENT subspecialty coding principles in otology, rhinology, laryngology, facial plastics, head and neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngology and sleep surgery.
  • Integrate the use of new/revised otolaryngology CPT codes into your practice.
  • Global Surgical Package
  • Modifiers Get You Paid
  • Surgical Procedure Coding
    • When to use an unlisted code and how to determine your fee.
    • Otology
    • Rhinology
    • Laryngology/Airway
    • Facial Plastics
    • Head and Neck
    • Pediatric
    • Sleep Surgery
  • Ancillary Services
    • Audiology
    • Allergy
    • Sleep Studies
    • In-office CT

2019 AAPC Accreditation > pending

———–

2019 CME Credit for Physicians

This activity has been approved for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and Karen Zupko and Associates. The ACHL is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Pricing

Single course

Friday AM

Ignite Your E/M Coding

$595
Friday AM – Ignite Your E/M Coding

Friday PM

Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies

$395
Friday PM – Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies

Saturday

CPT Power Coding

$795
Saturday – CPT Power Coding

combined courses

Combo 1

Friday AM + Saturday

$1095
Friday AM – Ignite Your E/M Coding
Friday PM – Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies
Saturday – CPT Power Coding

Combo 2

Friday PM + Saturday

$995
Friday AM – Ignite Your E/M Coding
Friday PM – Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies
Saturday – CPT Power Coding

Combo 3

All Three Courses

$1295
Friday AM – Ignite Your E/M Coding
Friday PM – Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies
Saturday – CPT Power Coding

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January 25 - 26

Dallas, TX

Hotel Cut Off Date

January 2

February 15 - 16

Orlando, FL

Hotel Cut Off Date

January 25

March 1 - 2

Las Vegas, NV

Hotel Cut Off Date

February 6

August 9 - 10

Nashville, TN

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July 15

November 1 - 2

Chicago, IL

Hotel Cut Off Date

October 10

instructors

Amy Boyer

MBA

Consultant and Speaker

Cheyenne Brinson

MBA, CPA

Consultant and Speaker

Deborah Grider

CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP

Consultant, Author, and Speaker

Betty A. Hovey

CCS-P, CPC, CPMA, CPCD, CPB, COC, CPC-I, CDIP

Consultant, Author, and Speaker

Kim Pollock

RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Consultant and Speaker