• Continuing Education
  • Search for CEUs
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Webinars
  • On Demand Events
  • Local Chapter Events
  • Low Cost CEUs
  • Approved CEU Vendors
  • FAQ
  • CEU Information - Members
  • CEU Information - Vendors
  • Keyword
    Zip Code
    Miles From

2013 Regional Conference - Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX | September 26-28, 2013

2013 AAPC Regional Conference - Logo

AAPC’s regional conference includes:

  • Up to 21.25 CEUs (with ICD-10 track)
  • Up to 12.75 CEUs (without ICD-10 track)
  • Coding, billing, auditing, compliance, practice management, and ICD-10 tracks, PLUS FULL ICD-10 CODE SET TRAINING TRACK!!
  • More than 40 educational sessions
  • Breakfast and lunch provided both days (see agenda for list of meals)
  • Networking with industry experts
Orlando National Conference Already Registered? Log In

Conference Agenda

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
G2KSCL (Get to Know Successful Chapter Leadership) Best Practices
2.0 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

AAPCCA Board of Directors
A fresh approach for “Get to Know Your Local Chapter” and the leadership event now in one combined session! Hear from successful chapter leaders. If you are part of a successful chapter or have successes you would like to share, contact us to be a part of this event.


11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration/General Info/Products


12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
ICD-10 General Code Set **Track G**
General code set training with complete guidelines and coding exercises. Learn to code for ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and prepare for the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.

If you select this track you must take the entire track and will not select other breakout sessions.


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception
Come visit our exhibitors to see some of the latest products and services in the industry designed to make your job easier.


4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
The Future of Healthcare
1.0 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Jason VandenAkker, CEO, AAPC
Come hear AAPC's CEO, Jason VandenAkker, discuss what's working, what's being worked on, and some of what the future holds for AAPC members.


5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
The Transition to ICD-10
1.0 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Rodney P. McDonald, RN, MSN
This presentation will be a high-level overview and summary of ICD-10.


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors


8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Working with Physicians on Clinical Documentation for ICD-10
1.0 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
Good documentation is all about quality of care for the patient. Understanding how documentation is used in conjunction with all aspects of healthcare is key to working with physicians on the transition to ICD-10-CM. We will discuss the importance of documentation, how to work with physicians as we transition to ICD-10, and some key concepts to work on with them.


9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Break with Exhibitors


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
1A-E/M Auditing
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Melody S Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC
Physician auditing is vital to avoiding fines and external audits by Medicare and other payers, but are we looking at all aspects of the audit trail? We will explore other avenues beyond the History, Examination, and Medical Decision Making process to ensure the documentation is compliant.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
1B-Changes in HIPAA-HITECH - the Final Rules
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Brian R Boyce, CPC, CPC-I
While the deadline for most changes is September 23, 2013, do you have any loose ends? What were the exact changes? Did you cross all of your t’s and dot all your i’s? Find out in this overview what covers the basic changes necessary and how those changes impact most settings.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
1C-Lesions and Masses and Tumors, Oh My!
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CGIC, CHONC, CPB, CPCD, CPPM, CPRC

Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC
The new addition of the codes in the musculoskeletal system for tumor excisions has caused confusion and miscoding in some practices. New guidelines and definitions were added to CPT for this section also. This session will show by report or by example how to code using the new codes in CPT. We will cover when to use the new codes, and when to use the codes in the Integumentary System section. We’ll also discuss the meaning of the new definitions given. Attendees will come away with solid understanding of the new definitions and guidelines for the musculoskeletal system section on tumor coding. Attendees will see surgical op notes that address this issue to ensure proper understanding of the issues.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
1D-Revenue Cycle Management in Coding
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Yvonne D Dailey, CPC, CPB, CPC-I
This presentation will go through the entire revenue cycle, and demonstrate the key roles various individuals play. We will review the importance of linking the diagnosis code with the procedure code, and how to review the charge tickets for lost revenue. We will discuss some common denial codes, such as PR204, CO50, and CO109 as to their meaning, as well as the steps that should be addressed to correct the claim. The importance of posting a zero payment EOB will also be discussed, along with which reports should be generated to stay on top of your revenue cycle.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
1E-ICD-10-CM: Commonly Coded Conditions for Family Practice
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CFPC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Lynn Marie Myers, MD, CPC
In this session, we will discuss commonly coded conditions seen in Family Practice and how they will transition to ICD-10-CM. Conditions covered will include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and asthma. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
1F-Provider Based Billing...Who Pays for What?
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

MariaRita Genovese, CPC; Jaci C. Johnson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
Provide-based billing has quickly become a very popular means to bill services rendered. There are some unique rules associated with this concept. This session will provide an overview of the regulations associated with provider-based billing, and how that affects the facility as well as the professional side of the claim.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
1G-ICD-10 General Code Set **Track G**

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
General code set training with complete guidelines and coding exercises. Learn to code for ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and prepare for the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.

If you select this track you must take the entire track and will not select other breakout sessions.


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2A-Cardiovascular Auditing: A Look at the Audit Process
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCC, CCVTC, CPB, CPPM

Caren J. Swartz, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I
This session takes you from selection through the review of diagnoses, procedures, and modifiers to the post- audit education.


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2B-OSHA/CLIA
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Jean Acevedo, CPC, CENTC


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2C-HCC and Risk Adjustment
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Brian R Boyce, CPC, CPC-I
It is important for coders to not only know the guidelines, but FIRST to understand the concept of risk adjustment and why it is becoming the hottest new healthcare tool. Risk adjustment requires a new way of thinking about coding. Find out not only about risk adjustment for Medicare (HCC) but hear about the Medicaid model and how commercial plans are now creating their own. Topics will also include star ratings and how they connect to quality of care initiatives.


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2D-Best Practices for Contract Negotiations
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Dixon Davis MBA, MHSA, CPPM
This presentation will review effective strategies for negotiating in a medical practice. Medical offices today have to negotiate contracts with insurance companies, equipment and supply vendors, physician recruits, and other entities in the course of running a successful business. Successful negotiating can increase revenue and/or lower expenses which are both vital for continued financial success. Learn how to identify negotiating opportunities, important negotiating tactics, and how to effectively prepare for a successful negotiation.


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2E-Neoplasm Coding for ICD-10-CM
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CHONC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPPM

Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
This presentation will delve into neoplasm coding in ICD-10-CM. Discussion will include when not to code from the Neoplasm Table, the importance of utilizing the Neoplasm Table correctly, and the different types of neoplasms found in the Neoplasm Table. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding.


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2F-Infusions-Facility
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

MariaRita Genovese, CPC
Does coding for infusions only lead to confusion? Do you think that the term “Highly Complex” in the description of these codes also applies to the level of coding difficulty assigned to these services? If so, this session will clear away the confusion over injections and infusions and get to the POINT of coding these services in facility settings.


12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
2G-ICD-10 General Code Set **Track G**

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
General code set training with complete guidelines and coding exercises. Learn to code for ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and prepare for the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.

If you select this track you must take the entire track and will not select other breakout sessions.


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3A-Auditing Therapies: PT, Behavioral Health and Infusions
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCPC, CPB, CPPM

Jaci C. Johnson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
This session will provide an overview of the concepts to consider when beginning an audit for therapeutic services, such as those found within psychiatry, physical therapy, and infusions. We will consider what the key documentation elements would be for each of the modalities discussed.


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3B-Researching Compliance Issues/Audit Findings and Developing Corrective Action Plans
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Chandra Lynn Stephenson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, COSC
Once you've identified a possible compliance issue, what do you do next? How do you confirm it is an issue? During this session, we'll discuss how to research those compliance issues/audit findings, how to clearly outline the issue with supporting documentation, and how to develop an effective corrective action plan aimed at rectifying those issues going forward.


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3C-Complications of Modifiers
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Katherine Abel, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I
Understanding modifiers is key to the valuable coder. In this session, we will discuss practical application of complicated modifiers and review how payer policy can affect the use of them. In our review, we will look at modifiers 22, 25, 57, 59, 52, 53, 58, and 78. Course Objectives: • Learn the proper usage of the most common modifiers • Identify the correct way to utilize modifiers • Understand the most common mistakes being made with modifiers and how to fix them • Review those tough case examples and how modifiers can affect your bottom line


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3D-Understanding RVUs and How to Effectively Use Them in Your Office
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Charitie Horsley, CPC
In this class we will answer the questions: What in the world is an RVU? Does it really matter if you understand what they are and how to use them? What can they really do for your understanding of payer fee schedules and government reimbursement policies? How can you use them to your advantage in explaining coding rules to providers?


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3E-Cardiac Coding in ICD-10-CM for General Surgery
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CGSC, CPB, CPPM

Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC
ICD-10-CM coding for General Surgery may cover many different chapters. In this presentation, we will concentrate on cardiac coding in ICD-10-CM. Covered conditions will include hypertension, CHF, and atrial fibrillation. Some anatomy and pathophysiology will also be included for the complex cardiovascular organ system. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding.


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3F-Auditing Outpatient Surgical Services
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPPM, CPRC, CSFAC, CUC

Sarah L Goodman, MBA, CHCAF, CPC-H, CCP, FCS
This session will focus on the nature of and how to perform chart-to-bill (aka chart-to-charge) audits for outpatient surgical services. Examples of what to look for in the documentation, as well as on the UB-04 and itemized bills, will be covered.


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3G-ICD-10 General Code Set **Track G**

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
General code set training with complete guidelines and coding exercises. Learn to code for ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and prepare for the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.

If you select this track you must take the entire track and will not select other breakout sessions.


3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Break with Exhibitors


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Understanding the Impact of EHRs on E/M
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Jaci C. Johnson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC; Stephani E Scott, CPC; Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CASCC, CCPC, CUC; Stephen C Spain, MD, CPC
(Panel Discussion)


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Legal Issues in Coding: What's a Coder's Liability?
1.0 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CASCC, CCPC, CUC
This program will address common misconceptions about what constitutes fraud, as well as the liabilities that coders face, whether working directly as an employee of a provider or functioning in a third party billing situation. Specifically, we will address what makes a claim legally false, when fraud liability is likely to be attached to coders (and when it likely isn’t) and we will provide some best practices for resolving situations that often cause coders to be concerned. By the end of this program, attendees will better understand when they need to be concerned and what they can do to mitigate their personal risk.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4A-Surgical Auditing: Orthopaedic
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, COSC, CPB, CPPM

Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC; Barbara S Fontaine, CPC
Surgical auditing is surgical auditing, or is it? Are there subtle differences between specialties? We will look at what you should expect to find in an orthopedic operative note (office procedure as well as operating room). Are all of the elements present and is the documentation complete? Come participate in the group discussion of examples that will be reviewed during this session.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4B-Is Your Compliance Program Compliant? Tips on Monitoring and Auditing the Effectiveness of Your Compliance Plan
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CASCC, CCPC, CUC
This program will define what role compliance efforts should have within your organization, whether a formal or informal approach is best for you and factors that increase compliance risk. We will also outline a number of common sense approaches to minimizing compliance risk, as well as identify how to make your compliance program effective, thereby making it an asset as opposed to a potential liability.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4C-Medical Necessity in the Diagnostic Cardiology Office
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCC, CPB, CPPM

Linda Hallstrom, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
This presentation describes the prevalence of and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the array of office-based diagnostic procedures available to cardiologists, and the important issue of medical necessity for these procedures. It includes reviewing (often overlooked) ICD-9 guidelines for cardiovascular disorders with a peek at ICD-10 codes and guidelines for Diseases of the Circulatory System.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4D-A Day in the Life of a Code - Common Denials and How to Avoid Them (Panel)
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Yvonne D Dailey, CPC, CPB, CPC-I; Chandra Lynn Stephenson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, COSC; Melody S Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC; Jaci C. Johnson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC; Angela C Boynton, CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CPC-I; Susan Ward, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC
From the time a service is rendered until payment is received, a number of people, processes, and pieces of documentation are involved. We'll review this spectrum and the five major players involved: Provider, Coder, Biller, Compliance Officer and Payer. Focus will be on all the things that affect the service provided. A review of the entire revenue cycle including documentation requirements, coding guidelines, payer contracts and policies, appropriate payment posting, and denial research will make this a very informative and educational session.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4E-Documentation Concerns for ICD-10-CM
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Shelly M Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CGIC, CGSC
Just as with coding practice today, documentation will drive the code choices under ICD-10-CM. ICD-10-CM contains new concepts that are not utilized in ICD-9-CM, such as laterality, recurrent conditions, and episodes of care. There is also an expansion of concepts that we do not currently see in ICD-9-CM, but must prepare for, such as severity of conditions and combination coding. This session will cover these documentation concerns for ICD-10-CM, including how to help the provider make the transition.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4F-Emergency Department Facility Services
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CEDC, CEMC, CPB, CPPM

Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC
This presentation will focus on the services coded by emergency department facilities. We will discuss tips for creating a policy for facility E/M codes, common procedures, and drug administration. We will review ED cases and identify the proper coding and modifier use.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4G-ICD-10 General Code Set **Track G**

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
General code set training with complete guidelines and coding exercises. Learn to code for ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and prepare for the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.

If you select this track you must take the entire track and will not select other breakout sessions.s.


11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
ICD-10-View from the Industry
1.0 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Angela C Boynton, CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CPC-I; Stephen C Spain, MD, CPC; Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CASCC, CCPC, CUC; Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
In this session we will explore ICD-10 implementation strategies from the eyes of health plans, physicians, and legal/compliance aspects. What will it take the industry to implement ICD-10, and how will those efforts influence your decisions? (Panel Discussion)


1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Break with Exhibitors


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
5A-Data Mining and Statistically Significant Sampling Methodologies
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Chandra Lynn Stephenson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, COSC
We will discuss the data needed in an audit, how to select a statistically significant sample, and easily identified trends. Also included will be effective 'scoring' methods for providers.


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
5B-Lessons Learned from OIG Audits
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Rhonda Zollars, CPC, CPC-H;
In this session we will discuss some of the TOP error/fraud/waste and abuse findings. You don’t want to be caught on the wrong end of an OIG Audit. During this session we will review some of the most common errors found in coding that investigators are looking at with real case studies (names changed, of course). Attendees will gain a solid understanding of what happens during an OIG Audit from time of allegation to findings of investigation.


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
5C-Understanding Incident-to and Split/Shared E/M Billing
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CASCC, CCPC, CUC
This program will outline and explain each element of the incident-to and split/shared reporting rules for CMS, as well as address the compliance risks associated with reporting services under these rules. Common misconceptions leading to mis-reporting will be addressed and case law examples demonstrating how these rules have been applied in False Claims Act cases will be provided. Attendees will walk away with a complete understanding of both rules to include knowing the common pitfalls associated with this type of reporting.


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
5D-Tools to Maximize Efficiency and Effectiveness in Your Billing Department
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Charitie Horsley, CPC
In this session you will learn how to get the most out of your current resources, some of the best resources available, and the ways to best use your resources to increase efficiency and effectiveness of your current billing department.


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
5E-ICD-10-CM Coding for Mental and Behavioral Disorders
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPB, CPEDC, CPPM

Shelly M Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CGIC, CGSC
Mental and behavioral disorders in ICD-10-CM are expanded from the current ICD-9-CM code set. In this presentation, common conditions in mental and behavioral health will be discussed including depression, bipolar disorder, and drug use, abuse, and dependence. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding.


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
5F-Ancillary Services for the Facility
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Sarah L Goodman, MBA, CHCAF, CPC-H, CCP, FCS
This session will provide tips for establishing and maintaining the chargemaster (CDM) for the various facility ancillary departments, including laboratory, radiology and pharmacy, as well as tips for ensuring such charges are appropriately captured. Proposed OPPS changes for 2014 that may impact ancillary charge capture will also be discussed.


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
5G-ICD-10 General Code Set **Track G**

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
General code set training with complete guidelines and coding exercises. Learn to code for ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and prepare for the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.

If you select this track you must take the entire track and will not select other breakout sessions.


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
6A-Developing Effective Audit Tools and Reports
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Stephani E Scott, RHIT, CPC
It is common knowledge that Evaluation and Management services have been a favorite auditing target of government and commercial payers for years. With the transition to electronic medical records documentation, coding and reimbursement is becoming more complex, and can lead to the potential of exposing your practice to compliance and financial risk. The key to success is knowledge. Learn how to effectively develop audit tools and reports for your practice to gain the knowledge you need to successfully combat potential risks.


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
6B-Monitoring and Auditing of Compliance Plans
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Jean Acevedo, CPC, CENTC
In the event of a regulatory investigation, would your Compliance Program be your best defense or your organization’s downfall? You know the 7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Program; in this session you will learn how to assess its effectiveness as a whole, what tools to use in identifying risks, and tips on how to implement monitoring of those risks on a day-to-day basis. With compliance programs about to become mandatory, it is more important than ever to ensure yours passes the “effective” test.


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
6C-How to Avoid Top Coding Errors
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC
This presentation will focus on the top coding errors that lead to denials and improper reimbursement. We will review common errors with coding E/M and surgical services and discuss tips to avoid them.


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
6D-Improving Physician Productivity Through Benchmarking and Reporting
1.3 CEUs CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Dixon Davis MBA, MHSA, CPPM
The most important factor in a clinic’s financial success is to have productive providers. Understanding the relationship between productivity, revenue, and compensation is a great motivator for providers. In this session we will review metrics used to identify the productivity of a provider, how to benchmark productivity to their peers, and methods to help improve productivity in your practice.


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
6E-ICD-10-CM Injury Coding for Orthopaedics
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CEDC, COSC, CPB, CPPM, CSFAC

Shelly M Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CGIC, CGSC
Orthopaedic practices, along with any practice that treats orthopaedic injuries (emergency departments, urgent care centers, primary care, etc.) will see a great number of changes to how the code set looks and is used in ICD-10-CM. In this session, 7th character extenders for injuries, the specifics of fracture care coding, and acute versus chronic conditions. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding.


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
6F-Organizational Coding Policies: Are Your Coders/Auditors/Physicians Applying the Rules Consistently?
1.3 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Melody S Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC
Coding professionals know that the act of coding is not black and white, and that there is room for interpretation. Interpretation is a large factor in inconsistency, and can lead to lower reimbursement and external audits. Developing and implementing coding policies is crucial. We will explore ideas on how and what policies you should focus on.


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
6G-ICD-10 General Code Set **Track G**
16.0 CEUs CPMA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC
General code set training with complete guidelines and coding exercises. Learn to code for ICD-10 Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and prepare for the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.

If you select this track you must take the entire track and will not select other breakout sessions.


The agenda is subject to change without notice.

Pre/Post Conference Events

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CPPM Boot Camp (Day One)
$795 (Members: $695) – for all three days

Dixon Davis
MBA, MHSA, CPPM

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ICD-10 Train the Trainer (Day One)
$995 – for all three days

This three day ICD-10-CM intensive "Train the Trainer" boot camp will cover each ICD-10-CM chapter extensively and provide case studies demonstrating proper ICD-10-CM code assignment. Each attendee will receive AAPC's ICD-10-CM Instructor Training Manual, ICD-10-CM codebook, and a final ICD-10-CM Proficiency Examination. At the end of this training, you will be proficient on ICD-10-CM and confident in providing ICD-10-CM training for your students. Must be a current licensed CPC-I to attend this event.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CPPM Boot Camp (Day Two)
$795 (Members: $695) – for all three days

Dixon Davis
MBA, MHSA, CPPM

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CPB Boot Camp (Day One)
$549 (Members: $499) – for both days + exam voucher

AAPC’s Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) Boot Camp provides in-depth training that focuses on practical skills needed to handle all aspects of the revenue cycle. The boot camp is taught by experienced billers with many years of experience in the industry. The agenda includes two (2) full days of training with interactive classroom discussion that will prepare you to pass the CPB™ certification exam and to succeed as an effective biller.

Raemarie Jimenez
CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ICD-10 General Code Set Boot Camp (Day One)
$695 (Members: $595) – for both days

Angela C Boynton
CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CPC-I

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ICD-10 Train the Trainer (Day Two)
$995 – for all three days

This three day ICD-10-CM intensive "Train the Trainer" boot camp will cover each ICD-10-CM chapter extensively and provide case studies demonstrating proper ICD-10-CM code assignment. Each attendee will receive AAPC's ICD-10-CM Instructor Training Manual, ICD-10-CM codebook, and a final ICD-10-CM Proficiency Examination. At the end of this training, you will be proficient on ICD-10-CM and confident in providing ICD-10-CM training for your students. Must be a current licensed CPC-I to attend this event.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CPC-H Boot Camp
$549 (Members: $499) – includes exam voucher

The CPC-H® boot camp is an intense course that teaches the fundamental coding skills and payment methodologies needed to work in an outpatient hospital or ASC facility setting. Attendees will be prepared to take AAPC's CPC-H® exam for a career in medical outpatient facility coding. It is aimed at understanding facility departments and guidelines, correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes as used for coding and billing outpatient facility services to insurance companies. If you already have your CPC®, this boot camp is a great tool to learn and earn your CPC-H® in just eight hours.

Jaci C. Johnson
CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CPPM Boot Camp (Day Three)
$795 (Members: $695) – for all three days

Dixon Davis
MBA, MHSA, CPPM

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CPB Boot Camp (Day Two)
$549 (Members: $499) – for both days + exam voucher

AAPC’s Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) Boot Camp provides in-depth training that focuses on practical skills needed to handle all aspects of the revenue cycle. The boot camp is taught by experienced billers with many years of experience in the industry. The agenda includes two (2) full days of training with interactive classroom discussion that will prepare you to pass the CPB™ certification exam and to succeed as an effective biller.

Raemarie Jimenez
CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ICD-10 General Code Set Boot Camp (Day Two)
$695 (Members: $595) – for both days

Angela C Boynton
CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CPC-I

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ICD-10 Train the Trainer (Day Three)
$995 – for all three days

This three day ICD-10-CM intensive "Train the Trainer" boot camp will cover each ICD-10-CM chapter extensively and provide case studies demonstrating proper ICD-10-CM code assignment. Each attendee will receive AAPC's ICD-10-CM Instructor Training Manual, ICD-10-CM codebook, and a final ICD-10-CM Proficiency Examination. At the end of this training, you will be proficient on ICD-10-CM and confident in providing ICD-10-CM training for your students. Must be a current licensed CPC-I to attend this event.

Hotel and Conference Venue

Hotel

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
$225/night with AAPC discount
(includes taxes and fees)

$25/night for 3rd and 4th persons in room
Children twelve (12) years and under are free

1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Tel: +1 817 778 1000
Fax: +1 817 722 2184

Check in: 3:00pm Check out: 11:00am

Room Amenities

Rooms include either One (1) king bed or two (2) queen beds.

  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • In room safe
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • 24 hour room service
  • Coffee maker/tea Service
  • Instant hot water
  • Phone
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • iPod dock
  • Radio
  • TV

All rooms are non-smoking.

Standard Room - Caribbean

Hotel Cancellation

Hotel cancellations must be made at least seven (7) days prior to check-in date to receive a refund. Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to check-in will be charged a fee. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Gaylord Texan Dining

  • Old Hickory Steakhouse – the best steakhouse in Grapevine
  • Zeppole Coastal Italian – Traditional Italian Cuisine and seafood
  • Texan Station – Bar-B-Q – traditional bar snacks and burgers along with the best BBQ in Texas
  • Riverwalk Cantina – Tex-Mex – Old world Mexico meets authentic Tex-Mex
  • Glass Cactus Nightclub – Creative cocktails and club cuisine along with live nightly entertainment
  • Silver Bar – This bar is reminiscent of a saloon from the Old West
  • Java Coast Coffee house – Premium coffee drinks, pastries, gourmet salads and sandwiches, and delectable desserts
  • Paradise Springs – Pool grill

Gaylord Texan Fitness & Recreation

The Texan has an indoor lap pool, fitness center and Relache Spa. More information see Gaylord Texan.

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.

Exhibitors

Sponsors

Transportation

Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – 6 miles from Gaylord Texan

Airport Transportation

SuperShuttle:
$13 (one way from DFW)
$22 (one way from Love Field)

Super Shuttle saves you money by allowing you to share the ride with other passengers. When your flight arrives, simply use the phones in Baggage Claim to call Super Shuttle for pickup. Please plan for a 1-hour trip between the airport and the resort. For more information or to make a reservation, call Super Shuttle at 1-800-258-3826. Shuttles depart from the front drive of the resort daily between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The DFW shuttle departs every 20 minutes, while the Love Field shuttle departs on the hour.

Estimated Taxi fare - $25 (one way)

Parking

Daily on-site parking fee - $17 (plus tax)
Daily valet parking fee - $27 (plus tax)
0-4 hours Self parking fee - $12 (plus tax)
4+ hours Self parking fee - $17 (plus tax)

Conference Blog

Topic / Topic Starter Last Post