Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery 2013
"I have been coming to this course for 13 years, and always find it extremely helpful. I always learn something new...This course always gives me a fresh look at coding and practice management."— Debbie Withers, RN
NEW! AANS 2013 Coding Course Schedule
As any physician will attest, no one wants to leave money on the table or be accused of submitting incorrect claims. And yet every year, as neurosurgical practices are faced with the daunting task of understanding the newest coding and billing rules, many fail to educate themselves on the new guidelines. The result: lower revenue potential, increased denials, and greater operating/administrative costs for the practice.
To take the guesswork out of this complex rule system, we present coding courses for the entire reimbursement team. We will provide the tools you’ll need to help ensure you are compensated appropriately and fairly for your work when scheduling surgery and billing for services.
Additionally, neurosurgeons need to be prepared to make significant changes to their dictation in preparation for the implementation of the ICD-10 codes. We will begin to discuss those changes along with other ways you can prepare your practice.
Who Should Attend?
Neurosurgeons, fellows and chief residents, practice managers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, surgery schedulers, coders, billing office staff and other office staff members. When neurosurgeons attend with their reimbursement team, this provides the highest return on investment because the entire team hears and takes the same message home to implement change. This course is designed for neurosurgeons and their reimbursement teams!
"Course is outstanding — best AANS course I have taken in my 29-year membership."
— Thomas Lansen, MD, FAANS
"I have attended the AANS coding seminars for the last four years, and this one, I must say, has been the best thus far. I gained a better insight and feel more confident in my coding."
— Jessica Diaz, RHIT, CCS-P
What's Changing in 2013?
- How do the new codes for neurophysiologic studies performed during surgical procedures affect you?
- Changes to the CPT language for analysis and programming of Neurostimulators
- Clarifications on the use of needle aspiration of bone marrow for bone grafting
- New code for pre-sacral spinal arthrodesis
- Changes to the percutaneous sacral nerve codes
- New codes for angiography that may impact surgeons doing endovascular treatment
- Apply correct CPT coding concepts to key neurosurgical services.
- Discuss application of new and revised neurosurgical CPT codes in reporting services.
- Discuss ways you can streamline processes to reduce overhead in your practice
AAPC CEU CREDIT
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for up to 13.0 continuing education hours (CEUs). The Anatomy and Terminology breakout has the prior approval of AAPC for up to 2.0 CEUs. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.
Program - Day One
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Registration begins at 7:30AM)
- Tips for a Successful Revenue Cycle
- Medicare Update 2013
- Global Surgical Package Update
- Using Modifiers to Optimize Revenue
- Using Unlisted Codes
- Spine & Peripheral Nerve Coding - Including New
Program - Day Two
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Spine & Peripheral Nerve Coding - Part II
- Cranial and Non-Spine Procedure Coding - From Basic to Complex
- Overview of Neuroendovascular Coding
- Non-Physician Provider Billing Guidelines
- ICD-10-CM Overview
- Evaluation and Management Coding
- OIG Investigation Issues
- Effective EHR Utilization
Included in Registration:
Optional Pre-Course Breakout Sessions
7:00 to 9:00 PM the Evening Prior to Each Course
There are two optional breakouts sessions that will take place the evening prior to the start of the full course:
- Physicians' Breakout: This session is intended for neurosurgeons only and will review the process of developing values for procedure codes, new technology coding, and fundamentals of coding. This is an optional informational session for physicians new to coding, but all physician attendees are welcome.
- Introduction to Coding with Anatomy and Terminology: This session is intended for beginner coders but all are welcome to attend.
San Antonio, TX
March 22 and 23, 2013
Omni La Mansión del Rio
112 College Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Hotel Phone: (210) 518-1000
Reservations: (800) 843-6664
Room Rates: $199 single/double
Reservation Deadline: February 21, 2013
July 26 and 27, 2013
Four Seasons Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hotel Phone: (410) 576-5800
Room Rates: $219 king/double
Reservation Deadline: June 28, 2013
Register for Courses Online
September 6 and 7, 2013
163 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel Phone: (312) 751-8100
Reservations: (800) 621-8140
Room Rates: $195 King/$215 Double
Reservation Deadline: August 8, 2013
Coral Gables (Miami), FL
November 15 and 16, 2013
Hyatt Coral Gables at the Alhambra
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hotel Phone: (305) 441-1234
Reservations: (888) 591-1234
Room Rates: $189 single/double
Reservation Deadline: October 17, 2013
AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Coding Practical Clinics
New Orleans, LA
April 27, 2013
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
You must register for the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in addition to registering for each of the above practical clinics. VERY IMPORTANT: These two (2) half-day courses have a separate agenda, separate registration process and require a different registration fee from the full courses. Please visit www.AANS.org for more information.
- Coding, Compliance and Revenue Issues in Spine Coding
- Coding, Compliance and Revenue Issues in Cranial, Non-Spine and E&M Coding