Advanced Specialty Coding, Compliance & Reimbursements Symposium

October 5-7, 2020 | Orlando, FL

IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT THE ADVANCED SPECIALTY CODING, COMPLIANCE & REIMBURSEMENT SYMPOSIUM

During this time of national crisis, we have painstakingly deliberated over the fate of our upcoming Advanced Specialty Coding, Compliance & Reimbursement Symposium, taking into consideration expert guidance and everyone’s best interests.

With those factors in mind, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Advanced Specialty Coding, Compliance & Reimbursement Symposium scheduled for October 5-7, 2020 in Orlando, Fl. While we looked forward to seeing familiar faces and providing you with an exceptional curriculum, the safety of our customers, our conference faculty, and our staff comes first.

Again, we apologize for the cancellation, but as you know, safety must always be the #1 priority.

We look forward to serving you in the future.

Be well.

The DecisionHealth Events Team

www.decisionhealth.com

Remain up to date with your specialty-specific training for anesthesia, orthopedics, and pain management, plus get the latest coding, payment and policy changes that will impact your specialty practice.

Join us October 5-7, 2020 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld for the specialty-specific training you need at the open access Advanced Specialty Coding, Compliance & Reimbursement Symposium and ensure you stay up to date with the latest coding, billing and compliance changes, including:

  • New rules for E/M office visits that will go into effect next year, including specialty-specific impacts
  • Procedure codes that will be added, revised or deleted in 2021
  • The latest guidance for codes that were introduced in 2020
  • Practical guidance to increase coding compliance and reduce denials

In response to attendee requests, we’re keeping open registration: One registration will give you access to any of the 60-minute sessions for the anesthesia, orthopedics and pain management tracks and all the materials, so we can provide more sessions during the conferences.

Join our knowledgeable and experienced speakers as they propel your medical practice specialty coding know-how to the next level with expert advice and tools on coding and billing, improved documentation, reduced audit risk and the latest hot topics. Get answers to your most pressing questions in anesthesia, orthopedics and pain management coding by attending any session from any track.

Key Topics Include:

  • 2021 CPT® Codes: Specialty-specific updates and guidance on coding changes that will impact the way you report services and the way your practice is paid.
  • Anatomical insights: Take the mystery out of the medical terminology in charts, speed up your coding and spot documentation errors with detailed anatomical guidance.
  • Expert Advice: Get answers to your pressing coding and billing questions during each session.
  • Overcome the latest coding challenges: Clear up lingering questions about how to report new services or stop those denials that continue to clog your claims cycle.
  • Learn about a new specialty: Attend sessions for a different specialty-specific conference to increase your coding knowledge.
  • ANESTHESIA

    This conference provides the answers you need to maximize your coding efficiency. From procedure-specific sessions on anesthesia coding, to help defending your coding decisions, to a case study on how to boost base unit values in the American Society for Anesthesiologists’ Crosswalk®, each session in this conference is crafted to conquer the most perplexing billing, coding and compliance issues.

  • ORTHOPEDICS

    Nationally recognized orthopedic coding experts will discuss strategies and best practices for reporting surgical procedures from toe to shoulder, including anatomy, bundling rules and documentation requirements. By popular demand: Foot and ankle coding and durable medical equipment sessions presented by a podiatrist.

  • PAIN MANAGEMENT

    Use specialty-specific scenarios to prepare for the new E/M office visit rules, figure out the difference between lumbar facet joint nerve and the new sacroiliac joint nerve procedures, improve your knowledge of anatomy and more during the pain management conference.

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Agenda At A Glance

Monday, October 5, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Anesthesia Track - The eyes have it—code and bill anesthesia services of the eyes, lids, and sockets Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
Orthopedic Track - Make sure you are launch-ready for 2021 E/M codingy Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Pain Management Track - Advanced anatomy for coders—Part I Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP
9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Anesthesia Track - Refine the spine—straighten out your coding for anesthesia services for procedures of spine Judy Wilson, CPC, CDEO, COC, CPCO, CPPM, CPB, CANPC, CPC-P, AAPC Approved Instructor, CMRS, CMCS
Orthopedic Track - Work through typical ortho E/M scenarios Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Pain Management Track - Advanced anatomy for coders—Part II Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Anesthesia & Pain Management Tracks - Take control of the contract negotiation cycle Devona Slater
Orthopedic Track - Reduce fracture-coding headaches and ensure proper reimbursement Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Anesthesia Track - “Show it to me in writing!” Know what to say and where to look when you’re asked to produce official guidelines Marcy Garuccio, ACS-AN, CANPC, CPMA, CPC, AAPC Fellow
Orthopedic Track - Spine session Alison Kuley, CPC
Pain Management Track - The office visit of the very near future – get ready and make the new systems a breeze Doris Branker, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CIRCC, CANPC, CEMC
1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Anesthesia Track - Update your compliance plan to protect your anesthesia group from current fraud risks Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.
Orthopedic Track - Spine session (continued) Alison Kuley, CPC
Pain Management Track - Hands-on session: Work through scenarios for E/M office visits Doris Branker, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CIRCC, CANPC, CEMC
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Anesthesia Track - Below the belt—anesthesia for services of the bones and joints from hip to foot Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
Orthopedic Track - Foot and ankle DME documentation and billing decoded Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC, COCS
Pain Management Track - “Show it to me in writing!” What to say and where to look when you’re asked to produce official guidelines Marcy Garuccio, ACS-AN, CANPC, CPMA, CPC, AAPC Fellow
4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Anesthesia Track - Doctor’s hour: Connect with the continuum of sedation Laura McNeill, MD
Orthopedic Track - Coder’s roundtable Panel of expert coders
Pain Management Track - Update your compliance plan to protect your pain management practice from current fraud risks Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Keynote: Demystify NCCI/MUE policy Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O
9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Anesthesia Track - A clinician and coder view: Anesthesia for cardiovascular surgery Marcy Garuccio, ACS-AN, CANPC, CPMA, CPC, and Laura McNeill, MD
Orthopedic Track - Confidently code foot and ankle procedures Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC, COCS
Pain Management Track - E/M 2021: Time or MDM? Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CPMS, CMRS, CMCS
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Anesthesia & Pain Management Tracks - Eliminate the denials that are halting your claims Devona Slater
Orthopedic Track - Confidently code foot and ankle procedures (continued) Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC, COCS
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Anesthesia & Pain Management Tracks - Multiple anesthesia providers, teaching, and medical direction Judy Wilson, CPC, CDEO, COC, CPCO, CPPM, CPB, CANPC, CPC-P, AAPC Approved Instructor, CMRS, CMCS
Orthopedic Track - Take the pressure off tibia/fibula coding Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Pain Management Track - CPT Assistant/AHA Coding Clinic review—a curated review of articles Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O
1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Anesthesia Track - A clinician and coder view: Tame and claim the unnamed postop blocks Marcy Garuccio, ACS-AN, CANPC, CPMA, CPC, AAPC Fellow and Laura McNeill, MD
Orthopedic Track - Know your knee coding Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Pain Management Track - It takes two: Bilateral modifiers for pain management services Devona Slater
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Anesthesia Track - Case study: Correcting the ASA Crosswalk® (it’s a lot easier than you think) Pamela Linton, CPC, CANPC
Orthopedic Track - Get familiar with femur, hip, and pelvis coding Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Pain Management Track - Hands-on session: Lumbar/sacral paravertebral facets and sacroiliacs—decipher and code them correctly Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP
4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
General session: ICD-10-CM update—implement the changes to ensure coding accuracy Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O
5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Anesthesia Track - It takes guts to succeed at reporting anesthesia for abdominal cases Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
Orthopedic Track - Extend your elbow and humerus coding Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Pain Management Track - Add acupuncture to your practice and get paid Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CPMS, CMRS, CMCS
9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Anesthesia Track - Anesthesia in the interventional radiology suite Doris Branker, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CIRCC, CANPC, CEMC
Orthopedic Track - Square up your shoulder coding Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Pain Management Track - Hands-on session: Understand invasive pain procedures Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Anesthesia & Pain Management Tracks - 2021 overview: Take a first look at what’s in store Speakers TBD
Orthopedic Track - Strengthen your forearm, wrist, hand, and finger coding Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 a.m
Anesthesia & Pain Management Tracks - Question and answer hour Panel of expert coders
Orthopedic Track - Strengthen your forearm, wrist, hand, and finger coding (continued) Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
12:40 p.m.
Conference Adjourns