Dallas Regional Conference 2015

August 16 - 18, 2015 | 12 CEUs | $695 $595 SOLD OUT

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.

BONUS: All attendees will receive the Online ICD-10 General Code Set Training ($495 value) for FREE! This training includes the at-your-own-pace Proficiency Assessment and will be added to attendees' online accounts at the conclusion of the conference.



Conference Agenda

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Information

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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration/General Info/Product Store

General Session

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 1.00 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Conference Welcome

Jason VandenAkker, CEO, AAPC

Come hear AAPC CEO, Jason VandenAkker, discuss changes in healthcare and opportunities for AAPC members.

Breakout Session 1

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: General Coding Guidelines

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

In this session we will go over the general coding principles for ICD-10-CM, along with an overview of ICD-10-CM.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

ICD-10-CM: Coding for Auditing

Chandra Lynn Stephenson, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIC, CIMC, COSC

This session will take you through performing readiness assessments, pre-implementation, and regular audits post-implementation. We will walk through the process, including viewpoint, report writing, and meeting with the providers.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CCC, CCVTC, CEMC, COBGC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

ICD-10-CM: Documentation Improvement for the Circulatory System

Caren J. Swartz, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CRC

Does your provider's documentation provide the elements to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10? This informative session will review what's needed to code with specificity in ICD-10.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, COBGC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for OB/GYN

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

This session will cover anatomy, coding guidelines, and documentation requirements for obstetrics and gynecology in ICD-10-CM. Multiple gestations, pregnancy complications, deliveries, and gyn oncology will be among the conditions covered in this interactive session. Make sure to bring your ICD-10-CM code book as this will be a hands-on session that will give attendees the chance to put their skills to use.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Evaluation

Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

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.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPPM, CPRC, CSFAC, CUC

Surgical Note Dissection

Ruby Catherine O'Brochta-Woodward, CPC, CPMA, COSC, CSFAC

This session will provide the attendees with a method in surgical dissection, the paper way. We will discuss terms to watch for, areas of concern, and methods to put the written word into our numerical language without needing anesthesia and a scalpel to do it.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Healthcare Reform

Dan Schwebach, MHA, CPPM

This session provides an overview of how IT has transformed healthcare. It also covers the shift from acute care to prevention and wellness. Attendees will have a better understanding of coordination of patient care and the core provisions of the healthcare reform bill.

Breakout Session 2

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2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

ICD-10-CM: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases; Neoplasms; and Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for Certain Infectious and Parasitic disease, Neoplasms, and Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organs. We will also discuss some of the common conditions found in these chapters.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

ICD-10-CM: Staying Compliant

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

What exactly is in a code? There are many programs out there that offices struggle to participate in or maintain compliance with. AAPC’s I-10 expert, Rhonda Buckholtz, will explain how the use of ICD-10-CM codes can help your office, not only in enabling revenue, but also in staying compliant with all the varying regulations and programs in which we must participate.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC, CSFAC

ICD-10-CM: Coding for Pressure and Non-Pressure Ulcers

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

During this session we will review the anatomy, coding guidelines, and documentation requirements for pressure and non-pressure ulcers. This hands-on session will include coding notes to practice the coding concepts learned during this session. You will need your ICD-10-CM codebook to participate in this interactive session.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCPC, CEDC, CEMC, CIC, CIMC, COSC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC

Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Fractures

Ruby Catherine O'Brochta-Woodward, CPC, CPMA, COSC, CSFAC

With ICD-10 CM comes significant changes in how we approach the diagnosis coding for fractures. This session will focus on these complexities, including the changes as they relate to not only Chapter 19, but for stress and pathologic fractures as well. Application of the 7th character extender will be discussed, as well as tricks to learn the code conventions. We will also discuss a brief overview of some of the fracture configurations now available for code assignment in ICD-10 and the documentation changes that will be needed for accurate coding.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, COBGC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

ICD-10-PCS: Coding for OB/GYN

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

This session will examine some of the commonly performed procedures in Ob/Gyn using operative reports and procedure notes to build a code the new way using PCS. We will take a detailed look at the building blocks needed and the meaning of the root terms.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Data Integrity in Medical Billing

Yvonne D Dailey, CPC, CPB, CPC-I

This session will take a look at "Data Integrity" from the billing agency point of view. We will discuss contracts, data transmission, (EMR or paper), coding, and claim correction steps to maintain and assure the accuracy and consistency of the medical billing data.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Medical Office Accounting

Michelle Ann Richards, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM

This session provides an overview of accounting, which includes forms such as Income Statements and Balance Sheets. Attendees will learn about overhead expenses and the budget process and have a better understanding of accounts payable processes.

Exhibit Hall

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Come mingle with our conference exhibitors and enjoy a snack at the same time!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Exhibit Hall

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7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

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7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration/General Info/Product Store

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8:15 AM - 9:15 AM | 1.00 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Ethics as a Key Component of Professionalism

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

This session will outline the revised AAPC Code of Ethics to include its core principles and why adherence to those principles is necessary in every professional discipline. We will compare professional standards expected of AAPC members with those of other recognized professional disciplines and the role that ethics plays in not only your own professional image but in the image of our members as an integral part of the healthcare team. 

Breakout Session 3

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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CIMC, COBGC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Diseases of the Nervous System; and Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

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.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: Coding for Revenue Cycle Management

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

During this session we will review the potential impact of ICD-10-CM on revenue cycle management. We will discuss strategies for preparation for possible payment disruptions. Steps for effective denial management will be reviewed. In this interactive session, we will review scenarios that may impact revenue cycle management and best practices for the most productive outcomes.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

ICD-10-CM: Delving into the Top ENT Coding Conditions

Susan Ward, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for the top ENT Coding conditions. In addition we will look at documentation as it pertains to common diseases within the ENT practice.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Sepsis

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

This session will cover coding guidelines, sequencing, and the complexity of coding for sepsis and related conditions in ICD-10-CM. Make sure to bring your ICD-10-CM code book as this will be an interactive, hands-on session that will give attendees the chance to use their skills as we decipher documentation.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Translating ICD-10-PCS Root Operations and Services

Cynthia Stewart, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I

A solid understanding of the language used in ICD-10-PCS is the key to accurate coding of procedures and services. Familiar terms, appendectomy, hysterectomy, and tonsillectomy are not used to locate or describe procedures in the new coding system. While many of the terms used in the new coding system are familiar, the new or revised definitions are easily confused with how these terms are used today. This session will help the attendee understand ICD-10-PCS Root Operation terms used to describe procedures, as well as recognizing the key differences in each allowing for an accurate translation of the medical record after implementation of the new code set.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Shift in Reimbursement Models: ACOs, VBMP, and Bundled Payments

Chris Jagmin, MD

This session will explore the various evolving payment models as payers, including CMS, and transition to outcomes-based compensation.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Healthcare Business Workflows and Leadership Skills

MariaRita Genovese, CPC

This session provides an overview of different types of healthcare providers. Attendees will learn best practices for being efficient and effective leaders in a practice or medical organization management position.

Breakout Session 4

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

ICD-10-CM: Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process; Diseases of the Circulatory System; Diseases of the Respiratory System; and Diseases of the Digestive System

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for the Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process; Diseases of the Circulatory System; Diseases of the Respiratory System; and Diseases of the Digestive System. We will also discuss some of the common conditions found in these chapters.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Risk Analysis and Communication

Katherine Abel, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I

During this session, we will discuss risk analysis of audit results and ways to communicate the results back to the provider and/or practice. Verbal communication tips and creating a professional audit report will be discussed.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: Coding for HCCs

Brian R Boyce, CPC, CPC-I, CRC

This session will take you through performing readiness assessments pre-implementation and regular audits post-implementation. We will walk through the process, including viewpoint, report writing, and meeting with the providers.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for External Cause Codes

Caren J. Swartz, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, 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!

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CEDC, COSC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC

ICD-10-PCS: Coding for Orthopedics

Chandra Lynn Stephenson, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIC, CIMC, COSC

This session will cover orthopedic procedures for ICD-10-PCS. Surgical notes will be used to help the attendee understand how procedures will be coded in ICD-10-PCS. Fracture care, rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopies, carpal tunnel release, etc., will be shown.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Incident-To/Locums/Reciprocal Billing - Common Misconceptions in Fraud Risk

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

These rules share a common concept – all permit reporting of a service by a provider other than the one performing the service. Because the identity of the provider is significant to the amount of reimbursement or the entitlement to reimbursement at all, a detailed understanding of each rule is necessary to avoid False Claims risk. This presentation will address the elements of each rule as well as some of the more common misconceptions pertaining to each. Practical issues impacting a practice’s ability to appropriately report services under each rule will be discussed. Even those with seasoned knowledge of these rules will benefit.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Revenue Cycle Management - Overview for Practice Managers

Michelle Ann Richards, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM

This session provides an overview of effective revenue cycle management. Attendees will have a better understanding of accounts receivable, learn the basics of productivity, and learn the principles of denial management. The session covers collection efforts and bad debt management.

Exhibit Hall

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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

Breakout Session 5

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1:45 PM - 3:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCPC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue; Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue; and Diseases of the Genitourinary System

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for the Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue; Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue; and Diseases of the Genitourinary System. We will also discuss some of the common conditions found in these chapters.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGIC, CHONC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

ICD-10-CM: Coding for Infectious Diseases

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

This session will take a look at infectious diseases, and the coding guidelines and documentation requirements for coding in ICD-10-CM. MRSA, HIV, Sepsis, and SIRS are among those conditions we will review. Make sure to bring your ICD-10-CM code book as this will be a hands-on, interactive session that will give attendees the chance to put their skills to use.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CFPC, CIMC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC

ICD-10-CM: Complex Conditions in Dermatology and Plastics

Susan Ward, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for dermatology and plastic reconstructive surgeries and office visits. We will review documentation requirements to keep your practice on the right path.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

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

Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

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.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-PCS: General Principles and Structure

Cynthia Stewart, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I

In this session we will discuss the structure and creation of ICD-10 procedure codes through a selection of characters provided in the classification's tables and the information each character conveys as determined by its placement within the code. We'll examine many of the general guidelines contained within ICD-10-PCS pertaining to Body Systems, Root Operations, Body Part, Approach, Device and Obstetrics. Examples will be provided throughout the session.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Is Your Physician Ready...Coding, Communication, and Documentation

Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC

Is your provider willing to ‘roll the dice’ with current documentation? Whether we discuss documentation from a CDI standpoint or for ICD-10 readiness, the common thread is being prepared. Topics included on our roulette wheel include effective provider education, documentation, and compliance in EHRs. This interactive session includes role-play of ‘how-to’ as well as ‘how-to-not’ communicate with your providers when delivering coding and documentation education.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM

Medical Practice Space Planning, Business Continuity, and Marketing

MariaRita Genovese, CPC

This session provides an overview of operational workflow and space planning. It covers security systems, maintenance, telephone systems, and triage. Attendees will have a better understanding of the patient encounter and business work flow. It also covers the basics of marketing a practice, which includes websites, printed materials, and patient satisfaction surveys. Attendees will also have a better understanding of how to establish relationships with referring providers, hospitals, or communities.

Breakout Session 6

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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCVTC, CEMC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium; Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period; Congenital Malformation and Deformation and Chromosomal Abnormalities; and Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium; Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period; Congenital Malformation, Deformation and Chromosomal Abnormalities; and Symptoms Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings not Elsewhere Classified. We will also discuss some of the common conditions found in these chapters.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, COBGC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

CDI for Primary Care

Katherine Abel, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I

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.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

ICD-10-CM: Nuances in Neurology

Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC

In this session we will go over the most widely-coded clinical conditions treated in neurology. Understanding how the new coding system affects these clinical conditions is key to correct code assignment.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CEMC, CFPC, CHONC, CIMC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC

Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Neoplasms

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

This session will cover anatomy, coding guidelines, and documentation requirements for coding Neoplasms in ICD-10-CM. Neoplasms, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Melanoma will be covered. Make sure to bring your ICD-10-CM code book as this will be a hands-on session that will give attendees a chance to put their skills to use.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCVTC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

ICD-10-PCS: Coding for Cardiology

Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

This session will cover cardiology procedures for ICD-10-PCS. Surgical notes will be used to help the attendee understand how procedures will be coded in ICD-10-PCS. Cardiac catheterizations, stent placements, and coronary artery bypass grafts will be shown.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

Common Outpatient Coding Errors

Caren J. Swartz, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CRC

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 also review the consequences of incorrect coding both in the short-term but also in the long-term. We will look at these errors from the coder, payer, and auditor perspective when addressing their impact.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

HIPAA Overview for Practice Managers

Brian R Boyce, CPC, CPC-I, CRC

This session provides an overview of HIPAA regulations practice managers need to know to keep the practice compliant. We will discuss administrative safeguards and best practices for data security.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Exhibit Hall

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Information

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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration/General Info/Product Store

General Session

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | 1.00 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10 Implementation and Strategy

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

In this session we will go over implementation tips and strategies that are necessary to sustain critical revenue streams. This session is perfect for last-minute implementers and also those who want to make sure they didn't miss any details. Learn what others have done that has worked and what workarounds may be needed.

Breakout Session 7

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10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes; External Causes of Morbidity; and Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

In this session we will cover the ICD-10-CM coding for Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes; External Causes of Morbidity; and Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with health Services. We will also discuss some of the common conditions found in these chapters.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CEMC, CIC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

CDI for Hospitalists

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.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

ICD-10-CM: Coding Complex Conditions in Ophthalmology

Chandra Lynn Stephenson, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIC, CIMC, COSC

This session will cover ICD-10-CM coding for ophthalmology surgeries and office visits. The session will include a review of documentation requirements to keep providers compliant.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CGSC, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

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

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

Becoming an expert in coding ICD-10-CM for general surgery is sure-fire with this training session. We will go over common coding and documentation issues, along with hands-on coding of complex cases to reinforce the learning environment. An ICD-10-CM code book is required, as we will be working deeply in the codes.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM, CRC

White Coats in Wonderland - Defogging the Business of Healthcare

Stephanie Cecchini, CHISP, CPC, CEMC

The ambiguity around today's complex healthcare regulations makes it difficult to identify true thought leadership and innovation from wasted time and money. To find a better way, we must first clear away the fog by identifying the problems that are scaring physicians away from their profession.  If you work with physicians, this information will provide you with valuable insights to help you to communicate more confidently with them.  If you are a physician, these facts will help you articulate changes in your profession that can potentially harm patient care.   If you are a United States patient this paper provides the “Cliff’s Notes” version of regulations that will affect your future access to physicians. 

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Risk Adjustment

Brian R Boyce, CPC, CPC-I, CRC

Risk Adjustment basics will be covered for those new to RA, and we will discuss differences of opinion in risk adjustment coding and the unique effects of CMS guidance vs. OIG audits.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Compliance Made Easy: A Medical Practice Case Study

Michelle Ann Richards, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM

See how a medical practice used an innovative compliance solution to create and maintain a complete compliance program that meets all 7 elements stipulated by the OIG. Not only was the setup process fast, but the practice is now managing the complexities of compliance with much greater ease. You will learn how this practice gained greater confidence and peace of mind in what had previously been an overwhelming and stressful obligation.

Exhibit Hall

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

Breakout Session 8

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12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, CIRCC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

ICD-10-CM: Commonly-Coded Diagnostic Conditions and How to Code Them

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

In this session we will cover commonly coded diagnostic conditions found in ICD-10-CM. We will discuss how to code the conditions with case examples.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

CDI for Mental and Behavioral

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

This session will take a close look at the documentation challenges presented by some of the commonly coded and more complex conditions presented in Chapter 5, Mental and Behavioral Health. We will discuss the gray areas, as well as how to help get the documentation discussion started with your providers.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CCC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC, CSFAC

ICD-10-CM: Urgent Coding for Emergent Conditions

Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC

Coughs, headaches, ear infections and injuries…in this session we will review common conditions seen in the urgent care setting. Having an understanding of the key concepts is imperative to capture the most accurate codes. Episode of care, temporal factors, laterality, and site are just a few of the variables we’ll look at in real examples.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CEDC, CEMC, CFPC, CPB, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CRC

Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Pediatrics

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

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.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

A&P Overview

Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

An understanding of anatomy and pathophysiology is very important to correct coding. This session will cover the following systems: Cardiovascular, Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, and Respiratory.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CCC, CCPC, CCVTC, CEDC, CEMC, CENTC, CFPC, CGIC, CGSC, CHONC, CIMC, COBGC, COSC, CPB, CPCD, CPCO, CPEDC, CPPM, CPRC, CRHC, CSFAC, CUC

Advanced Topics of Evaluation and Management

Jenny Cox, CPC, CEMC

This session will go beyond basic E/M leveling and into complex concepts of E/M such as split/shared visits, teaching physician guidelines, and observation vs. inpatient status. We will also touch on recently added E/M services such as CCM and TCM. Are the documentation requirements being met and the services being reimbursed?

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | 1.25 CEUs COC, CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPCO, CPPM

Social Media and Healthcare

David Blackmer, MSC

How do you lead your facility’s social media efforts, effectively and efficiently using these tools to build stronger relationships with new and existing patients? Jumpstart your social media presence and leverage key resources to strengthen your marketing strategy.


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.

Tracks

This information can guide your session selection, but you are not limited to choosing any particular track. You are welcome to select sessions from a variety of tracks.

ICD-10 Beginner ICD-10 SpecialtyPractice Management
ICD-10 IntermediateICD-10-PCS
ICD-10 Advanced


ICD-10 Beginner

This track covers the general training of ICD-10-CM, including all the fundamentals of ICD-10-CM.

1A-ICD-10-CM: General Coding Guidelines
2A-ICD-10-CM: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases; Neoplasms; and Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
3A-ICD-10-CM: Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Diseases of the Nervous System; and Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa
4A-ICD-10-CM: Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process; Diseases of the Circulatory System; Diseases of the Digestive System
5A-ICD-10-CM: Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue; Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue; and Diseases of the Genitourinary System
6A-ICD-10-CM: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium; Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period; Congenital Malformation and Deformation and Chromosomal Abnormalities; and Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings
7A-ICD-10-CM: Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes; External Causes of Morbidity; and Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services
8A-Commonly Coded Diagnostic Conditions in ICD-10-CM and How to Code Them

ICD-10 Intermediate

These ICD-10 sessions are designed to inform you about ICD-10 conditions and key learning areas.

1B-ICD-10-CM: Coding for Auditing
2B-ICD-10-CM: Staying Compliant
3B-ICD-10-CM: Coding for Revenue Cycle Management
4B-Risk Analysis and Communication
5B-ICD-10-CM: Coding for Infectious Disease
6B-CDI for Primary Care
7B-CDI for Hospitalists
8B-CDI for Mental And Behavioral

ICD-10 Advanced

These ICD-10 sessions are designed for those coders who have already learned ICD-10 basics and are now looking to become more proficient in the new coding system.

1C-ICD-10-CM: Documentation Improvement for the Circulatory System
2C-ICD-10-CM: Coding for Pressure and Non-Pressure Ulcers
3C-ICD-10-CM: Delving into the Top ENT Coding Conditions
4C-ICD-10-CM: Coding for HCCs
5C-ICD-10-CM: Complex Conditions in Dermatology and Plastics
6C-ICD-10-CM: Nuances in Neurology
7C-ICD-10-CM: Coding Complex Conditions in Ophthalmology
8C-ICD-10-CM: Urgent Coding for Emergent Conditions

ICD-10 Specialty

These deep-dive ICD-10 sessions will provide in-depth training for specialized code set training.

1D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for OB/GYN
2D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Fractures
3D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Sepsis
4D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for External Cause Codes
5D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Cardio Conditions
6D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Neoplasms
7D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for General Surgery
8D-Deep Dive: ICD-10-CM Coding for Pediatrics

ICD-10-PCS

These sessions go over the new ICD-10 Procedural Coding System that will replace our current ICD-9-CM Volume 3 codes.

1E-ICD-10-PCS: Root Operation Evaluation
2E-ICD-10-PCS: Coding for OB/GYN
3E-Translating ICD-10-PCS Root Operations and Services
4E-ICD-10-PCS: Coding for Orthopedics
5E-ICD-10-PCS: General Principles and Structure
6E-ICD-10-PCS: Coding for Cardiology

Practice Management

These sessions provide practical skills needed to manage a medical practice today, presented by qualified professionals with many years of experience in the industry.

1G-Healthcare Reform
2G-Medical Office Accounting
3G-Healthcare Business Workflows and Leadership Skills
4G-Revenue Cycle Management - Overview for Practice Managers
5G-Medical Practice Space Planning, Business Continuity, and Marketing
6G-HIPAA Overview for Practice Managers
7G-Compliance Made Easy - A Medical Practice Case Study
8G-Social Media and Healthcare


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.

Hotel and Conference Venue

Gaylord Texan Resort

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-778-1000

AAPC Room Rate - includes all taxes and the resort fee (normally $18/day/room)

  • $215 (single / double occupancy)
  • $240 (triple occupancy)
  • $265 (quad occupancy)

Resort fee includes:

  • Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in guest room
  • Admission for 2 to Glass Cactus Nightclub (ages 21 and up only, Wed-Sat, excluding ticketed events)
  • Admission to Paradise Springs (4 tickets per standard guest room)
  • 2 bottles of water/day/room

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM

Room Amenities

  • Shower/Tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Safe, in room
  • Desk
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Room Service, 24-Hour
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • TV with premium movie channels
  • Radio
  • Phone
  • Smoke-free hotel

Event Exhibitors

Alpha II
Baitey Consulting Group
ClaimsXperts
Columbia Southern University
myeMED Management, LLC
Ohana Healthcare LLC
RadPayor
Salud Revenue Partners

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 table-top exhibits and has limited space, so reserve yours today.

Download the exhibitor prospectus

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact:
Amy Evans | 801-236-2201 or exhibiting@aapc.com

Learn more about this and other AAPC exhibiting opportunities.

Airport Transportation

From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – 7 miles

From Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) – 20 miles

SuperShuttle:
$14 (one way from DFW)
$23 (one way from DAL)

SuperShuttle saves you money by allowing you to share the ride with other passengers. When your flight arrives, simply use the phones near the Visitor Information Center to call SuperShuttle for pickup. Please plan for a 1-hour trip between the airport and the resort. For more information or to make a reservation, call SuperShuttle at 1-800-258-3826. Shuttles depart from the front drive of the resort daily between 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM. The DFW shuttle departs from the resort every 20 minutes, while the DAL shuttle departs on the hour.

Estimated Taxi Fare:
$30 (one way from DFW)
$50 (one way from DAL)

Parking

  • Valet – $29/day
  • On-site, Self Parking – $19/day

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