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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. Recordings will not be available.

Please Note: All times are ET.

Monday, January 11

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Get an update on the 2021 reimbursement changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system, including any new procedures added to the final list of those eligible to be performed in an ASC setting. Discuss the American Medical Association’s CPT changes per specialty of new, revised and deleted procedures applicable to ASC facilities that will take effect January 1, 2021 and examine reimbursement potentials and comparisons from the past year.

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1:15 pm–2:15 pm

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

Further your understanding of common and not-so-common ophthalmology coding scenarios. Learn how to avoid common coding mistakes, maximize revenue and maintain compliance. Review coding for cataracts, eyelids, corneas and beyond.

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2:30 pm–3:30 pm

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Discuss cardiac catheterization and coronary interventions that can be performed and reimbursed in the ASC setting. Review the anatomy and CPT coding guidelines.

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3:45 pm–5:00 pm

3:45 pm–5:00 pm

Discuss the many changes regarding shoulder procedure coding and bundling issues as well as how Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) guidelines and edits changed for 2020 and 2021. Learn about the correct coding and documentation of new procedures, such as arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction (ASCR). Review the new definitions the American Medical Association (AMA) has placed in the CPT manual regarding codes 29822 vs. 29823.

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Tuesday, January 19

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Discuss the basic anatomy and coding guidelines for ENT surgeries, including functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) versus open procedures, middle ear surgery, and bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) versus cochlear procedures. Find out how to assign the appropriate codes to maximize reimbursement for surgical procedures.

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1:15 pm–2:15 pm

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

Explore how the interpretation of explanation of benefits (EOB) can positively impact collections results. Review actual EOBs from major payers, discuss high-volume denial issues and delay tactics, and identify the best course of action for resolving denials and underpayments. Learn how to identify root causes to fix long-term issues and review the payer logic behind some of the most high-volume denials. Discover how EOB review can help you identify opportunities to negotiate out-of-network claims quickly. Each of these tactics can positively impact the end result for your center: your collections goals.

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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 the ASC. Review each organ involved in the urinary system anatomy, and clear up any confusion regarding anatomic naming conventions. Discuss urology procedure bundling, comparing the bundling guidelines of the American Medical Association (AMA) to those of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), and consider how this may affect center revenue.

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3:45 pm–4:45 pm

3:45 pm–4:45 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 reimbursement issues related to local coverage determination (LCD) denials by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Discuss physician documentation and review how to read a pain management operative report and code it according to guidelines.

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Monday, January 25

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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

Faculty:

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

1:15 pm–2:15 pm

Learn how to maximize reimbursement through accurate coding and how to avoid common coding mistakes in lower extremity orthopedics. Join this session to delve into hot topics and gain valuable tips in the world of lower extremity orthopedics.

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2:30 pm–3:30 pm

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Learn everything about the basics of general surgery coding and beyond. 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.

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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