Chennai Regional Conference

  • 21
    Aug, 2016
  • 8
    CEUs
  • $90
     

AAPC's regional conferences provide the best value for training and networking in a dynamic city near you. Combine the most relevant and timely education for the business of healthcare with the CEUs you need to maintain your certifications.

  • Excellent education focusing on ICD-10, E/M and tips for achieving coding accuracy
  • Earn up to 8 CEUs available
  • Network with industry experts and colleagues
  • Lunch provided
  • Receive information from exhibitors on the latest products/services

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Exhibit Hall

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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

EH1: Breakfast with Exhibitors

General Session

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | 0.50 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

GS1: Conference Welcome

K.C. Anand, COO, AAPC's International Operations

Come hear K.C. Anand, COO of AAPC's International Operations, discussion on the future of healthcare, AAPC updates, and opportunities for its members.

Breakout Session 1

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9:15 AM - 10:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CDEO, CEDC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CSFAC, CUC

1A: ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Evaluation

Adi Lakshmi Sankara, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CIC, CRC

This session will cover the root operation for ICD-10-PCS in the Medical Surgical Section and Medical Surgical Related Sections. In order to understand the new code set for procedures, it is imperative that the coder understand the new verbiage for the procedures performed. Examples will be used to ensure understanding of the new concepts.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CEMC, CGSC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

1B: Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for General Surgery

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CRC

General Surgery covers so many organ systems and the coding can be challenging. In this session we will take a closer look at some of the more commonly coded conditions and also consider the co-morbities and risk factor of the patient.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

1C: General ICD-10-CM Training - Clinical Concepts (A)

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

The conversion to ICD-10-CM is a catalyst for documentation improvement. In this session, we will look at top diagnoses for primary care and how to improve the coder-provider communication through documentation.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

1D: US Healthcare System - How it Works and Direction It Is Heading

Dan Schwebach, MHA, CPPM

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act the health industry business models are quickly evolving into a New Health Economy. The traditional way of doing business is rapidly shifting towards Value-Based Healthcare. This session will focus on looking at how Value-Based Healthcare will shape the New Health Economy, along with key trends influencing healthcare transformation. Areas to be discussed include: The future of insurance models, new entrants and innovators shaping value-based care, a look at pending payment models and their impact on coding and billing, and risk shift from payers to providers.

Breakout Session 2

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10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCVTC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPPM, CPRC, CSFAC, CUC

2A: Surgical Note Dissection

Rajalakshmi Gopalakrishnan, CPC, CRC

Join us in exploring and understanding the anatomy of surgical note and its implications in assigning accurate Procedure and Diagnosis codes. With real time coding examples, this session is going to make surgery coding less scary and simpler.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

2B: Emergency Department Coding

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

This session will review the selection of E/M levels for ED professional and facility services, coding for procedures, proper use of modifiers and common ICD-10-CM codes in the ED. We will discuss how to maintain compliance with codes selected and how to capture all appropriate charges.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CUC

2C: General 1CD-10-CM Training - Organ/Specialty-Specific (B)

Adi Lakshmi Sankara, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CIC, CRC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for the Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Diseases of the Nervous System; and Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa. We will also discuss some of the common conditions found in these chapters.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

2D: Compliance Made Easy: A Medical Practice Case Study

Jaci J. Kipreos, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

Can a compliance plan written and executed really make a difference? We will step through the before and after of implementation of a plan in a typical medical practice.

Exhibit Hall

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

EH1: Lunch with Exhibitors

General Session

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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM | 0.75 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CDEO, CEMC, CPB, CPPM, CRC

GS2: Chronic Conditions and Their Impact on Healthcare Initiatives

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CRC

In this session we will learn about evidence-based medicine and chronic conditions. We will talk about how they directly relate to patient care, and discuss meeting current healthcare initiatives and future healthcare trends. We will also discuss healthcare initiatives – current and future, documentation for chronic conditions, and finally, how to tie it all together.

Breakout Session 3

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPMS, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

3A: Questioning Physicians-Need of the Hour

Ramanan Ramachandran, CPC

In this session we will learn about the process of querying physicians, which includes HOW to, WHEN to and WHEN NOT to raise questions. The session will also provide an insight about query formats and punctuations. As the presentation progress we will discuss about the types of queries, effective ways of querying physicians and the impact of ICD-10.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CGSC, CHONC, COBGC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC, I

3B: Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Pediatrics

Adi Lakshmi Sankara, CPC, CIC, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I

This session will cover the pediatric patient from the birth episode through adolescence. Neonatal conditions, childhood illnesses, and chronic conditions will be among those covered in this interactive session. Make sure to bring your ICD-10-CM code book as this will be a hands-on session.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CPB, CPPM

3C: Concurrent Coding for Anesthesia

Suchitra Samuel, CPC

This session will take you through various concurrent medically directed procedures/ scenarios in Anesthesia services, payment process at the medically directed rate and concurrent care modifiers.The other part of this session will enlighten us with how Base unit reduction is applied to the concurrent medically directed procedures.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

3D: Effective Workplace Communication

Jonathan Stoddard

Learn how to be a better employee, manager or leader through mastering your communication skills in the workplace. This session will focus on helping you hone your communication skills in order to deal with difficult employees or co-workers, influence others, negotiate your needs, and much more.

Breakout Session 4

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CDEO, CEMC, COSC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, I

4A: ICD-10-CM: Coding for Orthopedics

Jaci J. Kipreos, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

Osteoarthritis, DJD, injuries...the orthopedic provider gets to see it all. That means the coder gets to see it all too. Lets look at some cases and talk some anatomy along the way.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CCC, CCVTC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

4B: Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for External Cause Codes (ED/Workers' Comp)

Adi Lakshmi Sankara, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CIC, CRC

Be ready for the new group of external cause codes, whether you are coding "struck by an Orca" or "falling from burning water skis", this fun session will get you prepared for ICD-10!

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CDEO, CIC, CPB, CPPM

4C: Coding for Hospitalists Services

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

During this session will discuss clinical documentation improvement for hospitalists. We will review common documentation errors that impact accurate coding. We will discuss strategies to help improve documentation for hospitalist services.

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CDEO, CPB, CPPM, CRC

4D: Risk Adjustment

Devika Palanivel, CPC

We will learn about Risk Adjustment process, how MA plans get reimbursed, the different payment models and how this Risk Adjustment impacts Physicians and Members. The session will also focus on the importance of medical record documentation for Risk Adjustment and CMS Data Validation Process.

Breakout Session 5

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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

5A: Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Cardio Conditions

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CRC

This session will cover anatomy, coding guidelines, and documentation requirements for cardiology conditions in ICD-10-CM. This will be a hands-on session that will give the attendee the chance to put their skills to use. Myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, and hypertension will be among the conditions covered in this interactive session. Make sure to bring your ICD-10-CM code book.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

5B: Common Outpatient Coding Errors

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

This session will cover some of the most common outpatient coding and coding process errors regularly seen by auditors and payers. We will discuss why these errors are usually made and how to avoid them. We will look at these errors from the coder, payer, and auditor perspective when addressing their impact.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

5C: The Difference Between Coding and Auditing

Jaci J. Kipreos, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

If you are not sure come and join this conversation. There is a difference and may help you decide which you prefer to set your career path towards.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CDEO, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPMS, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

5D: Advanced E/M

Vipin Bhardwaj, CPC-A, CPMA

In this session we will review effective auditing tips for E/M services, including hands-on audit practice. We will also discuss top audit findings.

General Session

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 0.50 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

GS3: Closing Ceremony - Kick-Off 2017 Regional Conference

K.C. Anand, COO, AAPC's International Operations


Dedication to Quality: AAPC is dedicated to the delivery of top-level education to our members and attendees. To accomplish this, AAPC reserves the right to make any necessary program adjustments/changes (for example, industry updates, speaker changes, schedule adjustments, etc.) that we feel may provide you with the very best event/educational experience.

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Chennai Trade Centre | Nandambakkam, Chennai 600 089

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Chennai Trade Centre | Nandambakkam, Chennai 600 089

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