“Vascular surgeons and their practice managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, surgery schedulers, and coders are invited to attend the course, Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2012: Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons,” said course organizer, Sean P. Roddy, MD. The course will be presented from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 23, and from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The course covers 2012 United States coding and reimbursement updates including:
• changes to renal artery selective arterial catheterization and imaging;
• vena cava filter insertion/repositioning/removal;
• PQRI measures;
• reporting standards for interventional and open surgical procedures;
• information about the global surgical package and how it impacts billing and reimbursement; and
• the application of modifiers for streamlined reimbursement.
Physicians who attend the course can receive a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) has approved 11 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for coders who attend the course.
Immediately preceding the course, an optional workshop, E & M Coding for Vascular Surgeons will occur on Friday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
To register for these SVS courses, log onto: VascularWeb.org / Education and Meetings / SVS Coding and Reimbursement Course.