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Earn 10 CEUs

General Surgery

Thursday, December 03 - Friday, December 04
John F. Bishop

John F. Bishop

PA, CPC, CPMA, CGSC, CPRC

Understanding Medical Necessity in Evaluation & Management Visits

Date and Time: December 3, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Pediatrics Coder – CPEDC™Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

Medical necessity describes medical care that is reasonable, necessary, and appropriate, based on clinical standards of care. Medical necessity is a vital part of E/M documentation. This session will cover the basics of what should be included in the E/M documentation. Join us as we delve into history, exam and medical decision-making while pointing out helpful tips to keep you and your providers compliant and headache free.
How NPPs Affect the Bottom Line in Surgical Practices

Date and Time: December 3, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Dermatology Coder – CPCD™Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Otolaryngology Coder – CENTC™

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants can add depth to your practice’s bottom line. They can also provide positive care transition for your patients, improve patient access, enhance care, and deliver a smooth flow to your office. You’ll explore how to introduce a mid-level provider into a surgical practice and how they can be extremely helpful. Gain valuable insight on how to find the right fit for your practice and increase your revenue stream. If you’re thinking about adding a mid-level provider to your surgical practice, you don’t want to miss this session.
Dissecting and Coding from Op Reports Part I

Date and Time: December 3, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Gastroenterology Coder – CGIC™Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™

We’ve got the notes, let’s take them apart. Coding is one thing, but using notes to determine how to code and bill during the day-to-day work routine can be totally different. Join us for part one of this two-part session. We’ll take an in-depth dive into various operative reports our providers are documenting today. Make sure that you bring your coding manuals for this hands-on session.
Dissecting and Coding from Op Reports Part II

Date and Time: December 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™

We’ve got the notes, let’s take them apart. Coding is one thing, but using notes to determine how to code and bill during the day-to-day work routine can be totally different. Join us for the second part of this two-part session. We’ll take an in-depth dive into various operative reports our providers are documenting today. Make sure that you bring your coding manuals for this hands-on session.
Burn and Trauma Coding-Don't Be Shy!

Date and Time: December 4, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery – CCVTC™Certified Gastroenterology Coder – CGIC™Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Hematology and Oncology Coder – CHONC™Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Pediatrics Coder – CPEDC™

Blood, guts and gore are seen every day in the ER. Join us as we take a look at them from a coding perspective. You’ll learn why trauma surgeons do what they do during surgery and when and why surgeons let nature take over. Evaluate surgical documentation and understand how it is used to illustrate what happened. This session will explore trauma coding and the services provided in the trauma bay. If you have a weak stomach, this may not be the session for you!
Let's look at Abdominal Tumors - ICD-10-CM For General Surgery

Date and Time: December 4, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Urology Coder – CUC™

Receive expert post-ICD-10 implementation guidance, including interpreting guidelines and identifying key codes for neoplasms. We will review the ICD-10 Neoplasm Table as it relates to intra-abdominal and abdominal wall tumors. This interactive session will also boost up your training with real-world case scenarios to provide you with proper documentation and coding tips for the most advanced coding cases. You’ll learn why these codes are vital, but more importantly, you’ll find that these codes are not scary, but rather a welcomed change to our surgical practices.