Local Medical Coders Partner With National Organization to Host Conference in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va.—June 30—Medical coders across Virginia are working with the AAPC to host a regional medical coding and compliance conference Oct. 8-10 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk. The conference aims to provide the most up-to-date information on a variety of topics important to health care professionals, physicians, and medical coders.
AAPC members from across the state of Virginia, which includes more than 3,000 medical coders belonging to 20 local AAPC chapters, have been planning the conference in collaboration with the AAPC national office. The breakout sessions at the conference will cover topics including evaluation and management (E/M) coding, Medicare and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), audits, and general surgery, among others. In addition to the educational sessions available, attendees have the opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals, explore the exhibit hall, and take in Norfolk’s beautiful scenery.
Medical coders are required to earn continuing education units (CEUs) annually to maintain their professional certifications. The three-day conference gives attendees the opportunity to earn up to 12.5 CEUs through a selection of 22 educational sessions.
Program meals are included in the event registration fee, and attendees can receive a special room rate at the Sheraton if they mention they are with the AAPC conference group. Registration can be done online at the AAPC’s Web site or by calling 800-626-2633 and selecting option 8. More information about the conference, including an agenda with session details, is also available online.