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2012 Regional Conference - Chicago, IL

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Exhibiting Opportunities

Interested in getting your products and services in front of AAPC members? AAPC Regional Conferences offer the perfect venue for meeting, showing, and demonstrating what your company offers. This event offers tabletop exhibits and has limited space, so reserve yours today.

Download the exhibitor prospectus

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Jamie Zayach by phone at 801.236.2200 x 191 or by email at jamie.zayach@aapc.com.

Learn more about this and other AAPC exhibiting opportunities.

Advanced Resources Healthcare www.advancedresources.com
American Medical Association www.amabookstore.com
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services www.cms.hhs.gov/mlngeninfo
Clarkson College www.clarksoncollege.edu
Contexo Media www.codingbooks.com
Intelicode www.intelicode.com
Professional Dynamic Network www.pdnseek.com
YEI Healthcare www.yeihealthcare.com
ZHealth Publishing www.zhealthpublishing.com

Chicago Attractions

At attractions around every corner, from high-flying observatories to Millennium Park where art and music mix with lots of room to play.

Explore amazing Navy Pier, and discover the thrilling rides, activities, dining, shopping, museums, and cityscape views that make it the top destination in the Midwest.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois, and originally intended to celebrate the millennium.

The centerpiece of Millennium Park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a bandshell designed by Frank Gehry.

Cloud Gate is a three-story steel sculpture that has been dubbed "The Bean" by Chicagoans, because of its legume-like shape.

The BP Pedestrian Bridge designed by Frank Gehry is a girder footbridge over Columbus Drive that connects Millennium Park with Daley Bicentennial Plaza, both parts of the larger Grant Park.

Navy Pier

You can't truly experience Chicago without a trip to Navy Pier. This 50-acre playground of entertainment, museums, activities, restaurants, and shops is the perfect place for some family fun time.

First on the list is a trip to Pier Park for a ride on the 150-foot Ferris wheel, which offers great city and Lake Michigan views. Also check out the whimsical musical carousel, Wave Swinger lift-and-twirl ride, miniature golf course, remote control boats, and more.

See a blockbuster on Chicago's largest movie screen at the IMAX Theater. Or take a dynamic high-speed motion thrill ride to Antarctica, the moon and more on the Transporter FX.

Shopping (The Magnificent Mile)

Just a short walking distance from the Hyatt Chicago you will find the Magnificent Mile.This cosmopolitan, history packed section of Michigan Avenue runs from the Chicago River to Oak Street. Currently, Chicago's largest shopping district, various mid-range and high-end shops line this section of the street. You can still stroll through the legendary Macy’s on State Street that’s part retail mecca, part history museum. Along all the shopping you can also see some of the tallest buildings in the United States today.

In addition, numerous prestigious buildings are located along the Magnificent Mile, such as the Wrigley Building and the John Hancock Center, places listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as The Old Chicago Water Tower District and Chicago Landmarks such as Tribune Tower and the Allerton Hotel.


Skydeck Chicago in the iconic Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) offers a chance for the truly brave to test their love of heights. Step out onto The Ledge: a collection of glass boxes that extend over 4 feet out from the side of the building, giving you the opportunity to stare over 1,300 feet straight down. Don't forget to breathe once you're out there.

Hotel and Conference Venue

$200 per night (includes all taxes and fees)

Hyatt Regency Chicago
$200/night with AAPC discount
(includes taxes and fees)

151 East Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Tel: +1 312 565 1234
Fax: +1 312 239 4414

Simply the best. Discover the difference between a hotel and a Hyatt when you stay at our incomparable downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel. Set within the epicenter of the city, our AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Chicago is conveniently connected to the Illinois Center and within minutes of the Magnificent Mile. Sway to the electrified beat of Chicago blues and jazz greats, take in a show at Navy Pier, shop on Michigan Avenue, or enjoy a day in the park or on the water. Our cosmopolitan downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel is central to it all.


  • 2,019 well-appointed guestrooms
  • Grand Beds™ / iHome stereo with iPod® docking station / 37” flat screen TV
  • Generous work desk / Wi-Fi and high speed Internet access

Dining & Entertainment

  • Stetson’s Chop House: A signature Chicago steakhouse, live entertainment
  • BIG Bar: Signature BIG cocktails, appetizers and desserts / DaddyO’s: A cozy Irish bar with pub fare
  • The BISTRO At 151: Breakfast and lunch in the atrium lobby / The BAR At 151: Trendy lounge for cocktails and appetizers
  • J’s Express - open 24-hours: Starbucks coffee drinks, snacks, a quick breakfast or lunch

Transportation from the Airport

  • Taxi:
    • No flat rate cabs to the city, the meter just runs
    • To or from Midway airport - approximately $35 without traffic
    • To or from O'Hare airport - approximately $45 without traffic
  • Shuttle: Go Airport Express is your best option. View rates or schedule your trip.
  • Train:
    • If you don't mind walking, the trains are $2.25 each way and drop off 3-6 blocks from hotel.
    • From O'Hare - Take the Blue Line on the CTA and get off at Clark and Lake (40-45 minutes), which is 6 blocks from the hotel ($5-$7 cab ride). When you get off the train, walk east (towards the lake/Michigan Ave), turn left on Michigan Ave, walk two blocks to Wacker Dr, turn right, and the hotel is one block up.
    • From Midway - Take the Orange Line on the CTA and get off at State and Lake (35-40 minutes), which is 4 blocks from the hotel ($4-$6 cab ride). This is not an ADA accessible stop; there are only stairs. For an ADA stop with an elevator, get off on Clark and Lake. When you get off the train, walk east (towards the lake/Michigan Ave), turn left on Michigan Ave, walk two blocks to Wacker, turn right, hotel is one block up.

Hotel Space is limited; for a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, please contact the AAPC Conference Team at 800-626-2633 option 4.


Check-in and Checkout Times: Published guest room check-in is after 3:00pm. Individual check-in prior to hotel’s published check-in time is subject to availability. Published checkout is at 12:00pm. A late checkout charge will be assessed if a guest checks out after 1:00pm. An early departure fee of one (1) night’s room and tax will be assessed if a guest checks out earlier than scheduled without informing the hotel prior to check-in.

Parking: Hyatt Regency Chicago’s current parking rate is $52.00, inclusive of $18.00 city and county taxes, per twenty-four (24) hours with in/out privileges for overnight guests, and is subject to change.

Reservations: At check-in a refundable deposit for incidentals, $75.00 per day will be charged. If the guest does not want to establish credit for incidentals, Hyatt Regency Chicago restricts telephone access (except from room to room), check-signing privileges from the hotel’s outlets, in-room movie access, and mini bar access.

Pre/Post Conference Events

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Columbus AB
ICD-10 Boot Camp-Day 1

Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD
AAPC’s ICD-10 Implementation Boot Camp provides comprehensive training for the transition to ICD-10. Because ICD-10 will change everything, our curriculum prepares for everything from managing all of the changes with vendors, evaluating the implications to provider contracts, software and systems updates, budgeting and training considerations, to organizing the implementation effort, ICD-10 coding cross walks and mapping.

7:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Grand Registration
ICD-10 Boot Camp-Day 2

Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD
Day 2 will focus on the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10, as well as documentation issues.