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Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery 2015

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Title: Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery 2015
Specialty: Neurosurgery, Neurology
Dates: From Feb, 5, 2015 to Feb, 7, 2015
Location: Las vegas , USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 625 to 1060 USD
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The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
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Is your reimbursement team up-to-date on the 2015 CPT coding guidelines? The AANSManaging Coding course trains clinical, professional and administrative staff on how to accurately apply and assign CPT codes for common neurosurgical procedures which in return will maximize reimbursement rates and minimize claim denials.

The ICD-10 mandate has been delayed until October 1, 2015. But don’t delay any further and make sure your practice is ready for the change. Learn how AANS can help you understand how these important changes impact your reimbursement teams and lead them to a smooth and effective transition.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

Day 1 – ICD-10 Coding:

  • Describe two major differences difference between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
  • Use relevant ICD-10 chapters and codes common to neurosurgery.
  • Describe key potential documentation deficiencies relative to ENT in ICD-10.
  • State two implementation actions that you can take now to prepare for ICD-10.

Day 2 and 3 – CPT Coding:

  • Identify and apply correct CPT codes to commonly performed spine and cranial procedures.
  • Describe the global surgical package meaning what’s included the pre-, intra- and post-operative global period.
  • Monitor practice financial vital signs and discuss strategies for improvement.
  • Improve the ability to choose E/M levels of service and code categories.
  • Determine when to use consultation E/M codes.

John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS
AANS Coding Program Director
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS
AANS Coding Program Co-Director
Barrow Neurological Institute
Scottsdale, Arizona

Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH, FAANS
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS 
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Robert R. Johnson II, MD, FAANS
Michigan Head and Spine Institute
Southfield, Michigan

Alexander M. Mason, MD, FAANS
Boulder Neurosurgical Associates
Boulder, Colorado

John G. Piper, MD, FAANS
Iowa Clinic
Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa

Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC
KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

Daniel Refai, MD, FAANS
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC 
KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

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Las Vegas, Nev. 
Feb. 5-7, 2015

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hotel Phone: (702) 693-7111
Room Rates: $179
Reservation Deadline: January 6, 2015
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American Association of Neurological Surgeons5550 Meadowbrook Drive - Rolling Meadows, IL - 60008-3852P 847.378.0500 or 888.566.AANS (2267) F 847.378.0600 Email:
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