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ORTHOPAEDICS

workshops

reimbursement

coding and

2019

Presented by

Presenting

FRIDAY AM

Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies

In today’s era of declining or at best flat reimbursements, boosting the bottom line of an orthopaedic practice / department 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 and BPCI
  • 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 orthopaedic surgeons 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 and point of service collection policies that boost the bottom line.
  • Assess 2019 changes in MIPS and BPCI and their impact on your practice.
  • Data Powers Decision Making
  • Efficient Workflows that Save Time and Resources NEW !
  • Deep Dive Into Denials
  • Patient A/R Tactics
  • This Year’s Regulatory Agenda UPDATED !

*See brochure for full agenda.

2019 AAPC Accreditation > TBD

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2019 CME Credit for Physician > TBD

FRIDAY PM

Power Coding in the Office

Our Friday focus is on coding for office procedures and services. From accurate E/M coding and documentation to meeting Medical Necessity guidelines to avoiding unbundling, you’ll leave knowing how to reduce claim denials and audit risks. We’ll also shine a light on coding for non-physician providers and the essentials of office-based radiology coding.

  • Follow Medicare’s newly relaxed E/M guidelines to reduce redundant documentation and improve workflow.
  • Correctly report the services of physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
  • Accurately document a medically necessary E/M service with a joint injection.
  • Choose the medically necessary E/M service level of service and support it with the appropriate ICD-10-CM code.
  • Apply E/M modifiers accurately
  • Identify key requirements for incident-to reporting for NPPs
  • Differentiate between Medical Necessity and Medical Decision Making
  • Identify documentation supporting the use of an acute injury ICD-10-CM code
  • Describe a scenario when it would be inappropriate to report an E/M service in addition to a joint injection
  • The Financial Impact of Medicare Collapsing E/M Levels NEW!
  • Medical Necessity
  • E/M Category and Levels of Service NEW!
  • E/M Modifiers
  • Office Procedures NEW!
  • ICD-10-CM
  • PA and NP Billing for Medicare
  • Radiology

2019 AAPC Accreditation > pending

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2019 CME Credit for Physicians

For directly sponsored activities: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. AAOS designates this live activity (Power Coding in the Office) for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAOS requires that orthopaedic surgeons submit a completed evaluation that will be distributed by e-mail in the week following the course in order to receive CME credits. AAOS members: Your CME Transcript will include credits for participation in this live activity approximately four (4) weeks following the course. 

Saturday

Power Coding in the ER and OR

On Saturday we’ve supercharged the coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence. We’ll improve your understanding of fracture coding as well as Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) and their relationship to comorbidities. And of course you’ll leave with the latest 2019 code changes and NCCI updates.

  • Differentiate AAOS Global Service Guidelines from NCCI guidelines for Medicare
  • Apply surgical modifiers correctly to prevent denials
  • Identify how restorative care is defined and how it impacts fracture code selection
  • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through practice exercises
  • Summarize the connection between documenting and coding relevant comorbidities and Hierarchical Condition Categories
  • CPT and NCCI for 2019 – What’s New or Changed NEW!
  • Global Surgical Package / AAOS Global Service Guidelines / NCCI Guidelines
  • Surgical Modifiers
  • Fractures NEW!
  • Surgical Coding Concepts for: Sports, Medicine, Adult Reconstruction, Hand, Foot & Ankle procedures NEW!
  • Hierarchical Condition Categories and Comorbidities 

2019 AAPC Accreditation > pending

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2019 CME Credit for Physicians

For directly sponsored activities: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. AAOS designates this live activity (Power Coding in the ER and OR) for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAOS requires that orthopaedic surgeons submit a completed evaluation that will be distributed by e-mail in the week following the course in order to receive CME credits. AAOS members: Your CME Transcript will include credits for participation in this live activity approximately four (4) weeks following the course. 

FEES

single course

Friday AM

Robust Revenue Cycle Strategies

$395/AAOS member

$535/Non-Member

Friday PM

Power Coding in the Office

$595/AAOS member

$745/Non-Member

Saturday

Power Coding in the ER and OR

$795/AAOS member

$955/Non-Member

combined courses

Combo 1

Friday AM + Saturday

$995/AAOS member

$1,275/Non-Member

Combo 2

Friday PM + Saturday

$1095/AAOS member

$1,395/Non-Member

Combo 3

All Three Courses

$1295/AAOS member

$1,595/Non-Member

registration

February 15-16

Orlando, FL

($194) Hotel Cut Off Date - January 25

March 1-2

Las Vegas, NV

($239) Hotel Cut Off Date - February 6

March 29-30

New York, NY

Attendees find & book own hotel rooms

April 5-6

Dallas, TX

Attendees find & book own hotel rooms​

May 10-11

Chicago, IL

($179) Hotel Cut Off Date - April 17

August 9-10

Nashville, TN

($189) Hotel Cut Off Date - July 15

November 1-2

Chicago, IL

($179) Hotel Cut Off Date - October 10

Need Assistance?

call us: 312-642-8310

Instructors

Amy Boyer

MBA

Consultant and Speaker

Cheyenne Brinson

MBA, CPA

Consultant and Speaker

Margaret M. Maley

BSN, MS

Consultant and Speaker

Michael R. Marks, MD

MD, MBA

Consultant and Speaker

Wathen Strong

MBA, CMPE, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

Sarah Wiskerchen

MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker