Neurosurgery
Coding and Reimbursement Workshop

2019 AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery

     

The 2019 AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery course has been serving the neurosurgical community for more than 20 years. It provides a valuable coding and reimbursement education that is unique in neurosurgery. The course is instructed by a faculty of physician experts and coding consultants who are leaders in code development, revision and valuation of CPT.

This three-day, live event will discuss:

Neurosurgical CPT coding

How documentation impacts the coding process

Healthcare data and reimbursement

KZA/AANS Neurosurgery Workshop Dates at a Glance

Register now and stay up-to-date on policy changes before payments are disrupted.

February 7-9, 2019

San Diego, California

March 21-23, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina

August 22-24, 2019

Rosemont, Illinois

September 19-21, 2019

Austin, Texas

Meet Your Instructors

Kim Pollock

RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Consultant and Speaker

Teri Romano

RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Consultant and Speaker

Paula O’Reilly, CPC

Kim, thank YOU so much! You are just wonderful. All the CPCs were talking about your class afterwards, you are so engaging, have so much knowledge and you just have such a wonderful way of explaining things – wish you could take all our classes! The information in your booklets really helps. If each specialty…

Paula O’Reilly, CPC
Physicians’ Billing Office
Alicia M. Rodriguez

Kim, you are the best and we are filled with gratitude to have you teach the team!

Alicia M. Rodriguez
Assistant Director, Physicians’ Billing Office
Wayne Gluf, MD

Outstanding! Kim is an exceptional instructor who can teach those of us who know little about coding very effectively. Her knowledge level is amazing!

Wayne Gluf, MD
Irene Jumawan

Teri Romano is an excellent instructor. She clarified some/most coding intricacies.

Irene Jumawan
Methodist Neurological Institute
Todd Patrick, MD

This was a fabulous review of coding. The personalized attention Kim gave was particularly helpful. I would strongly recommend this course to any neurosurgical practitioner at any level of coding familiarity.

Todd Patrick, MD
R. Brandt Halbach

We really appreciate having Kim visit our practice last week. As always, her presentation was very informative and very useful for our practice and providers.

R. Brandt Halbach
Executive Director
Susan Mawyer Manager

Thank you so much, Kim—your help is invaluable to us!

Susan Mawyer Manager
Billing Operations
Bradley Melone, MD

This is the second course I have taken with Kim as the instructor and I am truly happy with her abilities and knowledge.

Bradley Melone, MD
First Choice Neurosurgery
Kristi Kemick

I just wanted to thank you for the comprehensive review you did for our practice. Mary Lynn and I had a chance to look through things, and what you are telling them they need to improve on is all stuff Mary Lynn and I have told them at one point or another. We think that they will listen because an outside source is telling them this time. Also wanted to let you know that Dr. Dalton and Dr. Loesch gave the OK for me to enroll in the independent study course that you recommended, through the AAPC, so that I can become a certified coder! I love to go to courses and loved college so I am really looking forward to becoming certified and to expand my knowledge of coding. I think that I have the perfect job, I get paid to argue with insurance companies and to collect more money for the doctors! I know that this will help me tremendously with what I do. Thank you for your help.

Kristi Kemick
Reimbursement Specialist
Deb Messinger

Thank you so much for such a wonderful workshop. The feedback has been extremely positive and I think everyone came away very enlightened about the importance of the coding piece and how to use it. Many attendees commented on what a great speaker you are, as well as your expertise in neurosurgery coding and reimbursement. I’m not at all surprised. Lynneann and I have the utmost respect and admiration for you, we have always been grateful for the training and consultations you’ve provided through the years. The Department truly benefited from the time you spent with us, we hope to begin bringing you in annually.

Deb Messinger
Brigham & Women's Neurosurgery
Jene Skelly

Thanks so much for a great class. Physicians and management were very pleased with our course. You do a wonderful job presenting the material and fielding all our questions. I think the physicians are now re-energized on coding and documentation, which will make our coders’ jobs a bit easier.

Jene Skelly
Coding and Compliance Specialist
Ron Warnick, MD

On behalf of Mayfield Clinic, I would like to thank you for an outstanding coding course. Everyone gave rave reviews and felt that it was time well spent (even though they could have been golfing!). I look forward to seeing you at the AANS meeting.

Ron Warnick, MD
Coding and Compliance Specialist
Chairman of the Board, Mayfield Clinic
Mitchel S. Berger, MD

Thanks very much for your excellent review of our Department’s compliance issues with regard to coding and billing matters. As usual, it was very helpful, and I would appreciate your starting to think about next year’s annual review, and to coordinate that with us. Thanks very much in advance, I appreciate your hard work and effort.

Mitchel S. Berger, MD
Chairman
Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FACS

You are a very talented teacher & your knowledge of what we do in neurosurgery makes you superbly effective in educating neurosurgeons about practice & coding issues! It was great to have you. Everyone said it was an excellent program, we look forward to having you back. You’re terrific!” “As usual, quality presentation. Excellent job addressing hot topics and adapting to audience.

Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FACS
Chairman, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute
Eldan Eichbaum, MD

She was an excellent lecturer and had a wealth of knowledge.

Eldan Eichbaum, MD
North Bay Neurological Associates
John J. McCloskey, MD

Kim Pollock made it interesting and delivered the message! Excellent.

John J. McCloskey, MD
The Neurosurgery Center, Singing River Hospital System
James D. Keil, MBA

On behalf of our Chairman, Dr. Robert Grossman, and our staff, I would like to thank you and Kim Pollock for the superb training course presented at our offices last Friday. We have received very positive feedback from our staff including a few requests to do this more often. Kim’s coverage of anatomy was particularly helpful to the staff as we heard comments like now it finally makes sense, and I’ve been trying to understand that for years”! We do think it was worth it to customize the program to our needs and we know the staff will continue to refer to your expertly prepared course book throughout the year.

James D. Keil, MBA
Department of Neurosurgery
Penny Neece

This week I attended the AAPC National Conference held in Jacksonville. I attended two of the sessions that were presented by Kim Pollock. I just wanted to say what a fabulous job she did. I have worked in Compliance for years dealing with many different specialties; however, I recently moved and am now working in a Neurosurgery office (which is somewhat foreign to me) and Kim really put things into perspective. Thank you so much, Kim!

Penny Neece
Borgess Health
Oisin R. O’Neill, MD, FRCSI

Ms. Pollock came out to give us a coding seminar at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center for the Microneurosurgical Consultants group on June 30, 2010. I just wanted to write a letter of thanks to the corporation and particularly to give some feedback on Ms. Pollock’s performance. Kim was exemplary. She was a pleasure to have here, and she certainly was an extremely knowledgeable and extremely effective person when it came to going through the coding protocols and appropriate coding standards. I cannot give her enough credit for the efficiency of her presentation and particularly the encyclopedic knowledge she has for coding practices and protocols. I would recommend your company to anyone.

Oisin R. O’Neill, MD, FRCSI
Microneurosurgical Consultants, P.C.
Tara Dry, CPC

Great! We have Kim every year and look forward to our seminar.

Tara Dry, CPC
Billing Office Manager, Brain & Neurospine Clinic of Missouri, LLC
Phyllis B Paige, CPC, CPC-I

WOW!!! I can go to Cahaba with this and my $30,000 asst fees that they have not paid! We had two ladies sitting in my row of the auditorium… I overheard ‘This is the FIRST time I really understand’… Clear, concise education really does help, doesn’t it? Kim is great…Thank you for your help!

Phyllis B Paige, CPC, CPC-I
Billing/Insurance Manager
Carl Sartorius, MD

Kim is excellent. Very clear on specific points.

Carl Sartorius, MD
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Benjamin Ling

Very good….Keep your presenters as good as Kim.

Benjamin Ling
Inland Neurosurgery and Spine

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Meet Your Instructors

Kim Pollock

RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Consultant and Speaker

Teri Romano

RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Consultant and Speaker

Anne Hunsicker, CPC, PCS

I can’t say how much you helped the practice to get us going in the right direction regarding the coding. The course is wonderful, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I’m sure you are aware of this, but there are no coding courses available, with the exception of yours, that deal specifically with…

Anne Hunsicker, CPC, PCS
Anne Hunsicker, CPC, PCS