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Register Now for the American College of Surgeons Coding Workshop to be held on March 19-20, 2020 in Dallas, TX

February 18, 2020 11:06 AM | Jim Ireland (Administrator)

Participants in this coding workshop will not only learn how to correctly report surgical procedures and medical services, but will also have access to the tools necessary to succeed, including coding workbooks to keep for future reference that include exercises, checklists, resource guides, templates, and examples. Physicians receive up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for each day of participation. In addition, each day of the workshop meets AAPC guidelines for 6.5 continuing education units. 

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Thursday Course: Office Procedures and E/M Coding 
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • NEW! Recognize the E/M office visit changes for 2021
  • Demonstrate accurate coding of E/M office and hospital visits in 2020
  • Identify appropriate use of modifiers with E/M services
  • Describe the components of the global surgical package, including critical care rules
  • Demonstrate coding for screening versus diagnostic colonoscopy
  • Apply teaching physician rules and coding for services
  • Describe accurate coding of telemedicine, eVisits, consults, and non-face-to-face services
  • Implement practice management strategies for collecting from patients with high-deductible health plans. 

Friday Course: 2020 Successful Surgical Coding 
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish different categories of codes and how payment differs
  • Describe what is included in a global surgical package and what can be reported separately 
  • Distinguish what surgical modifier to report 
  • Describe documentation requirements for unlisted codes 
  • Demonstrate correct coding and documentation for radiology services
  • Describe coding for different surgical approaches 
  • Identify when to report mesh and reinforcement implants
  • Demonstrate correct coding for a variety of general surgery procedures



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