Coding Workshop to be Held in Chicago

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Vascular surgeons and their staffs who want to expand their coding knowledge and improve reimbursement should plan to attend Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2012: Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons. The course will be held on Friday, October 19 from 1:00 until 5:00 pm and on Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, IL.

“The major focus in vascular surgery should be patient care and quality outcomes,” said course director Sean P. Roddy, MD. “While holding these goals primary, one can also evaluate the process by which care is rendered in order to optimize billing, coding, and, ultimately reimbursement.”

Dr. Sean Roddy

Updated for 2013, the course covers United States coding and reimbursement updates including changes to carotid artery selective arterial catheterization and imaging along with the management of arterial and venous thrombolytic infusions.

This course will also review the 2012 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

• the application of modifiers for streamlined reimbursement

Physicians who attend the course can receive a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ 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, October 19, from 9:00 am until noon. To register for these SVS courses, log onto the Education and Meetings section of www.vascularweb.org.

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