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

 Codequest Coding Course 2020:

Coding doesn’t get easier. So professionals get better.

Thursday March 19, 2020

The Conference Center, Seattle, Washington

CodeQuest Registration 

 

Coding Program Brochure

 

Come to the WAEPS Annual Coding Seminar featuring our uniquely expanded American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest 2020. Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a full day of professional instruction in your specialty. We’ll map out the latest coding updates and steer you through the complex maze of payers’ rules, arriving at successful solutions for preventing audits, claim denials, and avoiding penalties.

The Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the AAO, and AAOE, proudly present a full-day program to help you run a successful practice. Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding reviews the ever-changing core knowledge necessary for correct and defensible coding, documentation, and reimbursement practices. Codequest 2020 is both ophthalmology-specific and Northwest-specific. After you attend Codequest 2020, you will be well equipped to achieve proper reimbursement and avoid audit recoupments and penalties.

THE 2020 CODEQUEST PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Early Session: Triggering a Practice Audit
Evolving Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding

  • New cataract/glaucoma codes and criteria for the new codes for extended and subsequent ophthalmoscopy
  • Additional 2020 updates: Modifier -50, ICD-10, HCPCS, CCI, MUE, LCDs and payment changes
  • What happens to claims when you don’t follow and apply CCI edits
  • Modifier mastery, Part One

Bonus: Each attendee will receive Fact Sheets on these valuable topics

  • Testing bundling edits
  • Frequency of testing
  • Premium IOL Dos and Don’ts for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Refractions
  • A-scan and ultrasound billing

CODEQUEST

  • Implementation of the new E/M documentation guidelines
  • Modifier mastery, Part Two
  • Coding competency challenge
  • Stop claim denials. Causes and repairs
  • MIPS reporting updates for 2020

Bonus: Each attendee will receive check lists on these audit targets

  • Blepharoplasty and ptosis guide
  • Cataract and complex cataract surgery
  • Skilled nursing facility
  • Strabismus add-on codes

Faculty

Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR 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 Evolving Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:45 am Evolving Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding (continued)
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch Break
12:45 - 2:15 pm Codequest 2020 Update 
2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 4:00 pm Codequest 2020 (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 the WAEPS office at 206-956-3631 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 2020 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 an 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.

 

If you need assistance, please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3631 or email [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing by March 1, 2020, 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 206-956-3631 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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Attendees will need to claim 2 separate CME/ CEUs: 3.0 for Evolving Fundamentals and 3.0 for CodeQuest 2020. 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 Group “A” CE Credits for completion of each course for a total of 6.0 credits.

AAPC Credits

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

You can receive a maximum of 6 credits

Overnight Accommodations:

A room block at a discounted rate of $249 a night has been reserved at the Sheraton Grand Seattle hotel. Tell them you want to book under the WAEPS Room Block. The location of the hotel is across the street from the Washington State Convention Center to make it easy for our attendees and exhibitors to get to the conference. The hotel room comes with complimentary high speed internet in the attendee sleeping rooms. The room block is limited and the rate expires on 2/10/20.

Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel Room Block

Accessibility

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you require accommodations, please notify the WAEPS office at 206-956-3631 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.


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