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NEWS for November 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019  
Posted by: Christine Lenihan
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2020Codequest Registration is now OPEN !!

Registration is open for the 2020session of Codequest on Saturday, January 18, at One Century Place Conference Center in Nashville.

Register Here

Level Up at Codequest™ 2020

The best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audits.


Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional instruction in your area. We’ll map out the latest coding updates and steer you through the complex maze of payers’ rules, arriving at successful solutions for preventing claim denials and avoiding penalties.

Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and presented in partnership with the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology (TNAO), Codequest provides unparalleled instruction relevant to all practice sizes, and each session includes valuable information specific to your state.


Location(same as last couple of years)
26 Century Blvd, Nashville,TN 37214

Time:
7:00 am - 12:15 pm

Breakfast:7:00 am-8:00 am
Seminar begins:8:00 am

Registration Fees


TNAO Member/Staff Fees

Attendee (per person) $255
5+ Attendees (per person)$230
(From same office location)

Non-Member/Staff Fees

Attendee (per person) $330
5+ Attendees (per person)$305
(From same office location)

Fees include continental breakfast and workbook.

Payment - All credit card registrations should be made online at
http://www.cvent.com/d/8hqs1g/4W

HOW YOU’LL BENEFIT

  • Boost your documentation and coding performance according to federal and commercial payer rules
  • Implement coding competencies for each specialty
  • Learn to prevent claim denials
  • Prepare for the inevitable audit scenario
  • Codequest is a great resource for helping you prepare to take the OCS exams.
WHAT YOU’LL COVER IN FOUR HOURS
Codequest’sall-new2020 program is the fastest way to understand this year’s critical coding changes, including:
  • Implementation of the new E/M documentation guidelines
  • New cataract/glaucoma codes and criteria for extended and subsequent ophthalmoscopy
  • Important updates of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, CCI, MUE, LCDs and payment changes for 2020
  • Recent events impacting retina reimbursement and audit targets
  • The impact on reimbursement for CCI edit examples
  • MIPS reporting updates for 2020
BONUS: Each attendee will receive fact sheets on these valuable topics:
  • Bundling edits of testing services
  • Frequency of testing services
  • Premium IOL Dos and Don’ts for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Refractions
  • Who can document what components of the history and exam
  • A-scan and ultrasound billing
  • Cataract surgery
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Strabismus add-on codes
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Exams under anesthesia same day as surgery
  • Blepharoplasty and ptosis guide


LEARN FROM THE ACADEMY’S CODING EXPERTS
Codequest instructor bios are available at aao.org/codequest.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Ophthalmologists, practice administrators, technicians, scribes, coders and billers

Have a specific coding conundrum? Email questions to codequest@aao.org before the course and get answers to your personal coding challenges.

YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS CODEQUEST
Register today. Attend with your Team.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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

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

IJCAHPO CE Credits
Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 4.0 IJCAHPO Group “A” CE Credits for completion of this course.

AAPC Credits
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit orAMA PRA Category 1 Credit.


If you have questions specific to the meeting (not about coding), please feel free to contact the TNAO Executive Director, Christine Lenihan at christine.lenihan@tnmed.org or call her at (615) 460-1653.

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