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 Coding and Reimbursement Program

October 10-11, 2014

Chicago, IL 
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  • Avoid costly billing errors
  • Be prepared for Medicare and CPT code changes
  • Know how the global surgical package affects billing and reimbursement
  • Understand proper use of E&M codes through add-on workshop
Attend an intensive, two-day program that addresses the most pressing issues about coding and reimbursement, specifically tailored to vascular surgeons and their staff. 

​Co​ding and Reimbursement ​for Vascular Surgeons 

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​Fri.,
Oct.  10 
1-5 p.m.

Sat.,
Oct. 11
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m
​SVS member: $830 (applies to staff of an SVS member) 

Non-member: $905 

Resident/Trainees: $250
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E&M Coding for Vascular Surgeons
(Add-on workshop)   ​
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​Fri.,
Oct. 10
9 a.m.-noon 
​SVS Member: $100 

Non-member: $125 

Residents/Trainees: $50 
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Overview: Coding and Reimbursement Course

Vascular surgeons and their support staff need to maintain knowledge and competence for appropriate billing and coding procedures. The Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons course is an intensive two-day program designed to address the 2014 updates. including changes to endovascular stent placement outside the lower extremity and PQRS as well as coding for intravascular embolization and retrograde intrathoracic carotid stenting. 

Additionally, the course will review the proposed updates for 2015 with a focus on reporting standards for interventional and open surgical procedures. The program also includes information about the global surgical package and how it impacts billing and reimbursement, along with the application of modifiers for streamlined reimbursement. This will be accomplished by using a multi-modality educational forum with didactic lectures, panel discussions, case studies, and question-answer sessions.  

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session, participants should be able to: 

  • Discuss the 2014/2015 CPT and Medicare changes.
  • Demonstrate the application of modifiers for streamlined reimbursement.
  • Define the Global Surgical Package and how it impacts billing and reimbursement.
  • Explain the difference between incident-to and direct billing.
  • Understand the principle of component-coding.
  • Discuss the correct coding for key vascular surgery procedures.
  • Discuss the correct coding for key endovascular and open vascular procedures

Who Should Attend?
These courses are designed for vascular surgeons and their office staff including practice managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, surgery schedulers, coders, and others who seek to improve and expand their knowledge of accurate coding and reimbursement for vascular surgery.  

Accreditation
The Society for Vascular Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
 

Designation of Credit
The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 
AAPC Continuing Education Units CEU Credit
This course has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 11 Continuing Education Units. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor.

 

​​​​Overview: E&M Workshop

Evaluation and management (E&M) codes continue to be misunderstood and misused by physicians. Medicare and private payers have responded by targeting E&M services for audit. This workshop will focus on coding and documentation rules for choosing a correct E&M category and level of service, specifically for the vascular surgeon. Differences between Medicare and private payers will be reviewed.  

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the coding and documentation rules for key E&M categories.
  • Identify the difference between Medicare and private payers as related to E&M coding.
  • Understand the documentation requirements for the history, exam and medical decision making components for an E&M service.
  • Discuss the correct use of E&M modifiers in vascular surgery.

Who Should Attend?
These courses are designed for vascular surgeons and their office staff including practice managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, surgery schedulers, coders, and others who seek to improve and expand their knowledge of accurate coding and reimbursement for vascular surgery.  

Accreditation
The Society for Vascular Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Designation of Credit
The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AAPC Continuing Education Units CEU Credit
This optional workshop has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 3 Continuing Education Units. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content, or the program sponsor.  ​​

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Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons
Oct. 10-11, 2014
Chicago, IL

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