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  • 1. Back to the Basics Coding & Hands-On E&M Coding and Auditing

    Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

    Hilton Garden Inn | 10914 Kanis Road | Little Rock, Arkansas
    Registration: 8:30 am | Workshop: 9 am - 4 pm | Lunch provided

    Back to the Basics Coding
    We all work in and around CPT, ICD-10, and Modifiers all day, every day, but when was the last time you stopped to refresh your perspective on these topics and applicable rules and considerations? During this session, we will spend time diving into the concepts that you need to be focused on in 2017.

    CPT Considerations for Coding and Auditing: During this session, we will start at the beginning of your CPT book and lightly brush through many specialties and considerations needed as well as address concerns around preventive services, AWV, Initial wellness, smoking cessation, and ancillary services.

    ICD-10 Considerations in Your Daily Work: This session will NOT be a deep dive into ICD-10, but it will address some of the common uses, considerations, concerns, and cornerstones of obtaining the proper ICD-10 code.

    Modifier Consideration: During this portion of the training, we will take an in-depth review of each modifier whether surgical, informative, or E&M in nature. Decision trees will be provided for select modifiers that cause mass confusion amongst coders and auditors.

    Hands-On E&M Coding and Auditing
    We can never train too much on E&M services especially since these are the root of most audits. This session will be driven by a cursory review of E&M services, followed by hands-on application of coding/auditing E&M.

    Review of E&M Documentation Guidelines: Review of the components: History, Exam, MDM, and Medical Necessity and its place in E&M.

    Hands-on E&M Coding/Auditing Work: Attendees will be provided actual practice notes to be reviewed during this training. Attendees will also be given time to code/audit the notes. A review of the notes during the session will be provided.

    Speaker: Shannon DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CMSCS, CPMA. President and Founder, National Alliance of Medical Accreditation Services (NAMAS) and Managing Partner, Coding and Reimbursement Department, DoctorsManage-
    ment, LLC.

    As a multi-specialty auditor and coder with over 18 years work experience Shannon DeConda’s consulting service have helped coders, medical chart auditors, and practices optimize business processes and maximize reimbursement by identifying lost revenue. Since founding NAMAS in 2007, Shannon DeConda has developed the NAMAS CPMA® Certification Training, written the NAMAS CPMA® Study Guide, and launched a wide variety of educational products and web-based educational tools to help coders, auditors, and medical providers improve their efficiencies. Shannon DeConda is certified through both the AAPC and PAHCS

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