Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
in collaboration with
American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives
Presents:

Codequest Coding Course 2019:
Coding doesn’t get easier. So professionals get better.
Including

Level up at American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest™ 2019

Thursday March 28, 2019

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington

Register Online
Coding Program Brochure

Come to our uniquely expanded WAEPS Annual Coding Seminar. This is an information-packed event you and your staff can’t afford to miss. This full-day program with Sue Vicchrilli will steer you through regulatory roadblocks and the complex maze of federal and commercial payers’ rules, arriving at solutions for appropriately maximizing all your reimbursements.

Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding Covers:

  • Identification and appropriate application of modifiers, in both the office and surgical setting
  • Federal and commercial payer policies and common coding and claim submission errors
  • Proper use of Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
  • Correct Coding Initiative edits and their impact on submitting services
  • Requirements and components of minor and major surgeries, testing services and telemedicine

ALL-New 2019 Codequest 2019 Program Includes

  • The most important updates of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, CCI, MUE, LCDs and payment changes for 2019
  • Imminent changes to E/M codes and extended/subsequent ophthalmoscopy
  • MIPS update – impact of new “cost factor” on your score
  • Up-to-date documentation rules for exams, tests, minor and major surgeries
  • How to select the correct modifier for every situation. Learn how to avoid the common modifier mistakes that cause practices to lose thousands of dollars each year.
  • How to resolve claim denials: identify the cause and implement solutions
  • Informed recommendations for coding and billing success (e.g., prior authorization, MIGS coverage, vial drug administration, and more)

Codequest is the only place you’ll find these best-practice tips:

  • 30+ recommendations from successful practices
  • Prior authorization checklist – what is your form missing?
  • How to code from an operative report
  • MIGS: What’s covered, what’s not
  • Calculations for multidose vial drug administration
  • Exam and testing coverage and frequency for patients on high-risk medication
  • Billing for two surgeons in the same operative session
  • Top coding pitfalls to avoid and top reasons for claim denials

Early Session

Triggering a Practice Audit

Solutions and advice for your specific submitted questions.

Faculty

Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS is the Academy’s Director of Coding and Reimbursement. She is a favorite speaker in Washington well known as a standout authority on ophthalmic coding and reimbursement and uniquely skilled in leading seminars. She has over 30 years of experience in ophthalmology including all aspects of coding, reimbursement, practice management, and clinical and surgical assistance. Sue is the author of AAOE’s “Coding Bulletin,” Ophthalmic Coding Coach, Ophthalmic Coding Series: Learn to Code the Essentials and EyeNet Magazine’s “Savvy Coder.”

Submit Your Questions! Attendees may submit their coding and documentation questions to [email protected] prior to March 2nd to receive customized answers during the course.

Schedule:

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 am Bonus early bird session: “Triggering an Audit” (no credit available)
8:30 - 10:00 am Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding 
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:45 am Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding(continued)
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch Break
12:45 - 2:15 pm Codequest 2019 Update 
2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 4:00 pm Codequest 2019 (continued)

 

Registration Fees (per person)

Note that practice managers should register all the employees from their practice at the same time in order to receive the discounted registration fee, if applicable, for their group. If you need assistance, please contact Curt in the WAEPS office at 206-956-3646 or email [email protected]

Member Registration Fees

Number of
Attendees
Registration Fee
per Attendee
Total Price
1 Attendee $325 $325
2 Attendees $325 $650
3 Attendees $280 $840
4 Attendees $280 $1120
5 Attendees $280 $1400
6 Attendees $265 $1590
7 Attendees $265 $1855
8 Attendees $265 $2120
9 Attendees $265 $2385
10 Attendees $265 $2650
11 Attendees $265 $2915
12 Attendees $265 $3180
13 Attendees $265 $3445
14 Attendees $265 $3710
15 Attendees $265 $3975
16 Attendees $265 $4240
17 Attendees $265 $4505
18 Attendees $265 $4770
19 Attendees $265 $5035
20 Attendees $265 $5300
21 Attendees $265 $5565
22 Attendees $265 $5830
23 Attendees $265 $6095
24 Attendees $265 $6360
25 Attendees $265 $6625

 

Non-Member Registration Fees

Number of
Attendees
Registration Fee
per Attendee
Total Price
1 Attendee $495 $495
2 Attendees $495 $990
3 Attendees $475 $1425
4 Attendees $475 $1900
5 Attendees $465 $2325
6 Attendees $465 $2790
7 Attendees $465 $3255
8 Attendees $450 $3600
9 Attendees $450 $4050
10 Attendees $450 $4500
11 Attendees $450 $4950
12 Attendees $450 $5400
13 Attendees $450 $5850
14 Attendees $450 $6300
15 Attendees $450 $6750
16 Attendees $450 $7200
17 Attendees $450 $7650
18 Attendees $450 $8100
19 Attendees $450 $8550
20 Attendees $450 $9000
21 Attendees $450 $9450
22 Attendees $450 $9900
23 Attendees $450 $10,350
24 Attendees $450 $10,800
25 Attendees $450 $11,250

Note: participant fees are based on whether you are an employee of a WAEPS member practice. In order to take advantage of the significant member discounts, the member’s 2018 dues must be paid prior to registration.

Course fee includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch. Each participant will receive a handout booklet to keep and the cost of continuing education or CME credit is included.

How to Register

You can pay online or request and invoice that can be paid by check or credit card.
Note that practice managers should register all the employees from their practice at the same time in order to receive the discounted registration fee, if applicable, for their group.

Register Online

If you need assistance, please contact  Curt in the WAEPS office at 206-956-3646 or email [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing by March 2, 2018, will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date. If your practice needs to substitute a different employee for a paid registrant from your practice, those changes may be made up to the day of the program. Contact our office for assistance. Call 206-956-3646 or email: [email protected]

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 3 AMA 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 3.0 IJCAHPO “A” CE Credits for completion of each course.

You can receive a maximum of 6 credits

Overnight Accommodations:

A discounted hotel room block has been reserved for our conference participants at the brand new “Seattle Marriott Bellevue” (located an easy two block walk from Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue). The room block (available until March 6, 2019) is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. The rate is $189 and discounted parking has also been negotiated. You may book your room at the discounted rate by clicking this link.

Accessibility

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you require accommodations, please notify Kimberly Conn at the WAEPS office at 206-956-3652 at least two weeks prior to the conference. Note that our conference venue is fully accessible and ADA compliant.

Other participant needs

Moms needing access to our “pump room” during breaks should contact us for details. Special dietary needs? Indicate these on your registration form or contact us via phone or email and we’ll do our best.


 Information about each program

For information about other programs at our Annual Meeting  and for a printable brochure, please click on the links below:
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Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program (Tech Program)
Physician Program
Practice Management Program