AAPC to Host 18th Annual National Conference in Nashville

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SALT LAKE CITY — Feb. 15, 2010 — The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) announced its 2010 National Conference being held at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on June 6–9.  This annual event draws thousands of attendees including doctors, medical coders and office/practice managers to connect on the business side of health care.  In addition, for the first time this conference has been approved for 15.75 (CME) AMA PRA category 1 credits.  Attendees will enjoy in-depth training, a hands-on anatomy expo and keynote presentations by industry experts. Registration for the conference is now open.

“We are excited to once again bring together health care professionals from across the country to increase their knowledge, leading to enhanced coding accuracy in physician and outpatient offices,” said Melanie Mestas, director of conferences at AAPC. “This year’s event will include advanced training opportunities, networking events and member recognition.”

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The AAPC’s 2010 National Conference offers valuable information on a variety of topics including ICD-10-CM implementation, compliance issues in medical record documentation and recovery audits. Attendees will take away an increased understanding of what it takes to avoid the pitfalls of lost revenue. This year’s event includes:

  • More than 60 educational sessions in 8 tracks covering many specialties
  • 18 CEUs for office/practice managers and medical coders
  • 15.75 (CME) AMA PRA category 1 credits for physicians and other clinical practitioners

A complete agenda of sessions and events for coders and physicians is available online at:

http://www.aapc.com/medical-coding-education/conferences/national/nashville/index.aspx

Conference registration starts at $695 for AAPC members. Prices will increase $100 after March 15. Registration may be completed online at the 2010 National Conference site or by calling 800-626-2633.

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3 Responses to “AAPC to Host 18th Annual National Conference in Nashville”

  1. Allyson Hinson says:

    I am planning on sitting for the CPC exam in Murfreesboro, TN April 17, 2010. I am wrapping up a “Health Information Specialist” diploma program at Tennessee Technology Center in Hohenwald, TN. When I began the program a year and a half ago (I had my first child during this time frame also), I was excited about receiving my diploma in Medical Transcription…then decided I might as well go ahead and receive the final Health Information Specialist Diploma that enables you to sit for the CPC examination. Imagine how surprised I was to find that my interest and aptitude lay in coding rather than transcription! I have enjoyed all components of the Medical Coding classwork and want to do everything I can to secure future success in a career in this field.
    My question is: Am I jumping the gun to register for the conference? Seems almost fated that it is being held in Nashville, TN this year…I am more than able to drive back and forth or stay with friends. I have a strong feeling I will pass the examination, simply because I test well and plan on putting a lot of time and effort into the exam. Is it worth it for a CPC-A, who will more than likely still be seeking employment at the time of the conference, to attend? Your comments and advice are appreciated.

  2. Arlene Smith, CPC, COBGC says:

    Allyson, For the networking opportunites alone the conference will be worth it for you. There are a lot of additional education opportunites. Whether you are certified or not, this conference has a lot of benefits for you. Do register and make the most of every day and meet a lot of new people!

  3. Susan Rowe says:

    Allyson

    I agree with Arlene regarding the networking opportunites you would get. Not only is the National Conference and networking would be beneficial to new coders, but to experienced coders as well. I plan on attending this year’s conference and look forward to meeting new friends. Go for it, Girl!

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