Presented by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in conjunction with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.

 

Friday AM

Rev Up Your
Revenue Cycle

Course Info

Managing an orthopaedic practice/department's bottom line has never been more complex. Learn to prioritize the business issues that matter most. This workshop zeros in on hot-button regulations, new payment models, and the data, tools, and processes required to keep your revenue cycle on track. 

We'll show you how to:

  • Handle MIPS, CJR, and bundled payments.
  • Generate vital reports and track key metrics.
  • Stop denials in their tracks and implement effective new systems.
  • Reduce patient A/R by collecting up front and prior to surgery.
  • Plug revenue leaks and bill f or all appropriate charges.
Who Should Attend
  • Physicians
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators

 

Learning Objectives
  • Review vital management reports and metrics and take action on the data.
  • Understand how to use payor policies and edits to reduce claim denials.
  • Implement surgical deposits and point of service collections tactics that won’t alienate patients.
  • Use techniques and tools that ensure all services are captured and billed.
  • Recognize the impact of MIPS, CJR, and bundled payments in an orthopaedic practice.
Accreditation

2018 AAPC Accreditation
(pending)
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 4.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Friday PM

Dynamic Diagnosis Coding and Documentation

Course Info

If you think diagnosis coding is just for claims submission, you need to attend this course. Diagnosis coding is inextricably linked to medical necessity, payor policies, DRGs, bundled payments, capitation, and more. As diagnosis-driven reimbursement models continue to proliferate, it's never been more important to make sure your documentation and diagnosis coding is clean, accurate, and granular.

We'll address payor policies and their relationship to documentation, handling acute vs. chronic musculoskeletal problems, and Medicare's inpatient complications and comorbid conditions. Plus we'll demystify a host of coding conundrums that confound orthopaedists. You'll leave with a can-do attitude and digital flashcards to assist and speed-up your diagnosis code selection.


We'll show you how to:

  • Document according to payor policies and support medical necessity in the note.
  • Follow documentation guidelines for Medicare's inpatient complication and comorbid conditions.
  • Accurately document for comorbid conditions, medical necessity, and more.
Who Should Attend
  • Physicians
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Administrators
  • Non-Physician Providers

 

Learning Objectives
  • Illustrate how e-flashcards assist in documentation and coding.
  • Define the “default” code in ICD-10-CM.
  • Explain how diagnosis codes are used by payors to develop payment policies.
  • Choose three comorbid conditions that have an impact on orthopaedic outcomes and describe the correct documentation of each.
  • Describe the difference between the 7th character and aftercare codes.
Accreditation

2018 AAPC Accreditation
(pending)
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 3.75 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

2018 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 (Dynamic Diagnosis Coding and Documentation) 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

2018 Mastering Orthopaedic CPT Coding

Course Info

Whether you're new to orthopaedic coding, just starting practice, or need confirmation that your office and procedure coding are accurate according to current rules, this session will prove useful.

We’ll show you how to correctly document and choose the correct level of E/M service as well as bill office services for non-physician providers. You'll get all the 2018 code and rule updates for orthopaedics. And, this year, fresh new content covers DME, fracture care delivered by non-physician providers, and foot and ankle coding. Plus, you'll learn coding essentials for telehealth, a rapidly growing and cost effective way to deliver care and engage patients that many orthopaedic practices are considering or implementing.

We'll show you how to:

  • Choose the right E/M service level and follow Global Surgical Package rules.
  • Code and bill for fracture care and DME.
  • Master the use of modifiers - once and for all!
  • Bill and document telehealth services so they get paid.
  • Document and code for foot and ankle procedures.
Who Should Attend
  • Physicians
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Administrators
  • Non-Physician Providers

 

Learning Objectives
  • Evaluate how sharpened coding skills can reduce denials and the need for appeals.
  • Choose the correct E/M categories for office and hospital services.
  • Identify key requirements for incident-to and direct billing for PAs and NPs.
  • Differentiate CPT code definitions from NCCI procedure-to-procedure edits and narrative guidelines.
  • Apply E/M and surgical modifiers so that reimbursement is optimized and accurate.
  • Understand telehealth coding essentials and how to initiate it in your practice.
Accreditation

2018 AAPC Accreditation
(pending)
This This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 6.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

2018 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 (2018 Mastering Orthopaedic CPT Coding) 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.

Orthopaedic Course Dates at a Glance

CityLocation
Date
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CityLocation
Date
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Southlake, TXHilton Dallas Southlake Town Square
Jan 26-27
Jan 3
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Las Vegas, NVThe Encore Wynn
Feb 9-10
Jan 8
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Orlando, FLWyndham Grand at Bonnet Creek
Feb 23-24
Feb 8
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Chicago, ILHyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
Apr 13-14
March 28
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New York, NYYale Club
May 18-19
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Nashville, TNLoews Vanderbilt Hotel
Aug 10-11
July 16
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Chicago, ILHyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
Nov 2-3
Oct 13
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Meet Your Instructors

Karen Zupko

President