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Join us from the comfort and safety of your office for three days of essential education for ASC billers and coders.

During this virtual event, you’ll learn how to maximize reimbursements and protect your ASC’s bottom line.

Please note: Sessions will be broadcast live. All times in ET.

Please Note: Sessions will be broadcast live. All times in ET.

Monday, January 10

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Get the final word on the changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system that will take effect January 1, 2022. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2022, updates to the ASC Covered Procedures List, and learn what new measures are added to the ASC Quality Reporting Program. This session will not discuss coding changes.

Faculty:

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

Explore the various types of pain management procedures, including joint and bursa injections and aspirations; tendon, ligament and muscle injections; nerve blocks; epidural and transforaminal injections; facet joint procedures; radiofrequency ablation (RFA); vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty; and neurostimulation (spinal cord stimulation). Review the anatomical parts of the spine and its different joint levels. Identify specific guidance in Medicare Local Coverage Determinations and Local Coverage Articles that could affect medical necessity of injections. Discuss physician documentation and review how to read a pain management operative report and code it according to guidelines.

Faculty:

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Discuss the top gastroenterology coding and reimbursement issues in ASCs and the differences in payer policies for screening versus diagnostic colonoscopy. Learn the differences between endoscopic mucosal resection and saline lift polypectomy as well as documentation tips and modifiers for discontinued procedures.

Faculty:

3:45 pm–4:45 pm

3:45 pm–4:45 pm

Review correct coding for spinal fusions including the various approaches to fusions and adjunct procedures, laminectomy with interspinous distraction device, modular interbody platform implants, total disc arthroplasty and posterolateral fusions with and without interbody cages. Also discuss laminforaminotomy for stenosis, endoscopic decompression and LCDs affecting kyphoplasty.

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Tuesday, January 18

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Discuss the basic anatomy, coding guidelines, documentation and common challenges involved in coding and billing for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and laryngoscopy procedures. Tips to help maximize reimbursement and lessen denials for these surgical procedures will be provided.

Faculty:

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

Make sure your ASC gets paid accurately and on time for all the services your staff and physicians provide by conducting a start-to-finish review of your ASC’s revenue cycle and finetuning every step of the way. Learn how to improve your up-front functions to reduce your back-end costs; what your charge and payment posters need to know; when to appeal a claim and when to educate your billing and coding staff; why coding experience counts; and ways to put your audit information to work for your ASC.

Faculty:

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Discuss urology coding and urinary system anatomy, focusing specifically on procedures performed in ASCs. Review each organ involved in the urinary system anatomy and clear up any confusion regarding anatomic naming conventions. Examine common areas of urology coding stumbling blocks, with specific operative report examples and coding scenarios.

Faculty:

3:45 pm–4:45 pm

3:45 pm–4:45 pm

Expand your ophthalmology coding knowledge by taking a deep dive into all aspects of the eye. Coding topics include retinas, corneas, anterior and posterior chambers, and more.

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Monday, January 24

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Learn the basics of general surgery coding and the secrets to success advanced coders and billers rely on. Review the anatomy and coding guidelines of cholecystectomies, lesions, hernias, fistulas, hemorrhoids and more. Discuss common documentation deficiencies and medical necessity issues related to local and national coverage determination guidelines.

Faculty:

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

Learn how to maximize revenue and minimize financial risk using accurate coding for the lower extremity orthopedic procedures your ASC provides. Join this session to dig into the specifics of lower extremity coding and set your ASC up for reimbursement success.

Faculty:

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Discuss the CPT codes for cardiac catheterization and coronary interventions performed in ASCs. Break down the operative notes a coder would see for these procedures to ensure accurate coding and billing.

Faculty:

3:45 pm–4:45 pm

3:45 pm–4:45 pm

This session will focus on the following:

  • Medical record oversight and requirements in an ASC
  • Strategies for improving medical record compliance
  • Implementing internal controls to ensure accurate documentation and coding

Faculty:





Monday, January 11

Time Title AAPC Content Area
12:00pm–1:00pm

12:00pm–1:00pm

Common ASC Pain Management Procedures

TBD AAPC

TBD
1:15pm–2:15pm

1:15pm–2:15pm

Ophthalmology Coding Tips and Traps

TBD AAPC

TBD
2:30pm–3:30pm

2:30pm–3:30pm

Orthopaedics: Upper Extremities

TBD AAPC

TBD
3:45pm–4:45pm

2:45pm–4:45pm

Cardiology Procedures in The ASC

TBD AAPC

TBD



Tuesday, January 19

Time Title AAPC Content Area
12:00pm–1:00pm

12:00pm–1:00pm

ENT Updates and Issues

TBD AAPC

TBD
1:15pm–2:15pm

1:15pm–2:15pm

The Art of EOB Analysis: How Interpreting EOB's Can Make or Break Your Collection Goals

TBD AAPC

TBD
2:30pm–3:30pm

2:30pm–3:30pm

Urology A to Z

TBD AAPC

TBD



Monday, January 25

Time Title AAPC Content Area
12:00pm–1:00pm

12:00pm–1:00pm

Gastroenterology Coding in an ASC

TBD AAPC

TBD
1:15pm–2:15pm

1:15pm–2:15pm

Orthopedics: Lower Extremities

TBD AAPC

TBD
2:30pm–3:30pm

2:30pm–3:30pm

General Surgery Coding: A Mixed Bag

TBD AAPC

TBD





Thursday, January 14

Time Title AEU Content Area
12:00pm–1:00pm

12:00pm–1:00pm

Managing and Resolving Conflict in the ASC

Human Resources AEU

Human Resources
1:00pm–2:00pm

1:00pm–2:00pm

From the Business Office to the Clinical Area: How to Mitigate COVID-19 Exposure Risks

Delivery of Patient Care AEU

Delivery of Patient Care
2:30pm–4:00pm

2:30pm–4:00pm

Federal Advocacy 101

Regulatory and Legal Issues AEU

Regulatory and Legal Issues



Friday, January 15

Time Title AEU Content Area
7:30am–8:30am

7:30am–8:30am

Issues and Best Practices for Working with Anesthesia Providers in the ASC

Delivery of Patient Care AEU

Delivery of Patient Care

Common ASC Pain Management Procedures

Financial AEU

Financial
8:35–9:50am

8:35am–9:50am

A Deep Dive into the Credentialing File

Human Resources AEU

Human Resources

Ophthalmology Coding Tips and Traps

Financial AEU

Financial
10:15am–11:30am

10:15am–11:30am

Pharmacy Spotlight: Medication Shortages and Error Prevention

Regulatory and Legal Issues AEU

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Orthopedics: Upper Extremities

Financial AEU

Financial
12:30pm–1:30pm

12:30pm–1:30pm

Management Skills That Lead to Success

Human Resources AEU

Human Resources

Cardiology Procedures in The ASC

Financial AEU

Financial
1:35pm–2:35pm

1:35pm–2:35pm

Improving Workplace Culture

Quality Management AEU

Quality Management

ENT Updates and Issues

Financial AEU

Financial
2:55pm–3:55pm

2:55pm–3:55pm

An ASC Hodgepodge

Regulatory and Legal Issues AEU

Regulatory and Legal Issues

The Art of EOB Analysis: How Interpreting EOBs Can Make or Break Your Collection Goals

Financial AEU

Financial
4:00pm–5:00pm

4:00pm–5:00pm

Investigating Income Statements

Financial AEU

Financial

Urology A to Z

Financial AEU

Financial



Saturday, January 16

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:00am–9:15am

8:00am–9:15am

Medicare Survey Trends and Survey Readiness

Regulatory and Legal Issues AEU

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Gastroenterology Coding in an ASC

Financial AEU

Financial
9:15am–10:30am

9:15am–10:30am

Avoiding ASC Liability Arising from Scopes of Practice

Regulatory and Legal Issues AEU

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Orthopedics: Lower Extremities

Financial AEU

Financial
10:45am–12:00pm

11:45am–12:00pm

Organizational Governance

Regulatory and Legal Issues AEU

Regulatory and Legal Issues

General Surgery Coding: A Mixed Bag

Financial AEU

Financial





Thursday, January 14

Time Title IPCH Content Area
1:00pm–2:00pm

1:00pm–2:00pm

From the Business Office to the Clinical Area: How to Mitigate COVID-19 Exposure Risks

Infection Prevention Strategies IPCH

Infection Prevention Strategies