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 2015 Coding and Reimbursement Course

Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2015: Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare Click here for details [PDF]
Rosemont, IL
 
Friday, April 17, 1 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Registration is now open. Click to register.
SVS member: $880 (applies to staff of an SVS member)
Non-member: $955
Resident/Trainees: $250
(Registration for the optional Friday morning E&M Coding Workshop is separate –see below)

Program Overview
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.Using a multi-modality educational forum with didactic lectures, panel discussions, case studies and question-answer sessions, the course will address:
  • The 2015 updates, including changes to endovascular stent placement outside the lower extremity and PQRS
  • Coding for intravascular embolization and retrograde intrathoracic carotid stenting.
  • The proposed updates for 2015 with a focus on reporting standards for interventional and open surgical procedures. 
  • Information about the global surgical package and how it impacts billing and reimbursement
  • The application of modifiers for streamlined reimbursement. 
 
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

Lodging
A block of rooms has been reserved at special pricing at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare. Click here for more information [PDF].

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.
 
E & M Coding for Vascular Surgeons (Optional Workshop)
Friday, April 17 9 a.m. - Noon
Please note: There is an additional fee to attend this optional workshop and registration is separate from the main course.
 
SVS Member: $100
Non-member: $125
Residents/Trainees: $50
 
Workshop Overview
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.
  

 

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Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons
Oct. 16-17, 2015
Chicago, IL

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