From March 23 – 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C., Sean P. Roddy, M.D., will lead the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) Coding and Reimbursement Course for those who seek to improve and expand their knowledge of accurate (United States) vascular surgery coding and reimbursement.
“The course will explain 2012 coding and reimbursement updates,” said Dr. Roddy.
The updates include:
• 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.
In addition, the course will include information about the global surgical package and how it impacts billing and reimbursement. Dr. Roddy will also explain the application of modifiers for streamlined reimbursement.
Course attendees can receive:
• a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. SVS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians who should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
• 11 AAPC Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits. This course has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content, or program sponsor.
An optional workshop, E & M (Evaluation and Management) Coding for Vascular Surgeons is available from 9:00 am until noon on Friday, March 23, 2012. The Washington, D.C. workshop will focus on coding and documentation rules for choosing correct E & M codes. These codes are often misunderstood and misused often resulting in Medicare and private payer audits.
Workshop attendees can receive:
• a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. SVS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (CME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Note: physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Twenty-five second year vascular fellows, PGY5 (“Chief”) integrated residents, or recent vascular surgery graduates (must have completed training within the last 8 months) can apply to receive complimentary registration for the SVS Coding and Reimbursement Course and optional E & M Coding for Vascular Surgeons workshop. For information or an application, contact email@example.com.
Online registration is available for the course and optional workshop.