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Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

2019 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

September 20-21, 2019 
Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont IL (Near O'Hare Airport) 

2018 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop Pricing (2019 coming soon)
SVS member: $880 (applies to staff of an SVS member)
Non-member: $955
Resident/Trainees: $250 

Program Overview 
Vascular surgeons and their support staff need to maintain knowledge and competence for appropriate billing and coding procedures. The Coding and Reimbursement for Vascular Surgeons course is an intensive two-day program designed to address updates including changes to endovascular stent placement outside the lower extremity and PQRS as well as coding for intravascular embolization and retrograde intrathoracic carotid stenting. 

2019 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop Agenda coming soon!

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session, participants should be able to: 
• Discuss the CPT and Medicare changes. 
• Demonstrate the application of modifiers for streamlined reimbursement. 
• Define the Global Surgical Package and how it impacts billing and reimbursement. 
• Explain the difference between incident-to and direct billing. 
• Understand the principle of component-coding. 
• Discuss the correct coding for key vascular surgery procedures. 
• Discuss the correct coding for key endovascular and open vascular procedures 

Who Should Attend?
These courses are designed for vascular surgeons and their office staff including practice managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, surgery schedulers, coders, and others who seek to improve and expand their knowledge of accurate coding and reimbursement for vascular surgery. 

Accreditation
The Society for Vascular Surgery® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation of Credit 
The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program also meets the AAPC guidelines for 11.5 CEUs. These can be split between Core A and CGSC for continuing education units.

E & M Coding for Vascular Surgeons (Optional Workshop)


2018 Registration Fees for the E & M Optional Course (2019 coming soon)
SVS Member: $100
Non-member: $125
Residents/Trainees: $50 

Program Overview
Evaluation and management (E & M) codes continue to be misunderstood and misused by physicians. Medicare and private payers have responded by targeting E & M services for audit. This workshop will focus on coding and documentation rules for choosing a correct E & M category and level of service, specifically for the vascular surgeon. Differences between Medicare and private payers will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
• Describe the coding and documentation rules for key E & M categories.
• Identify the difference between Medicare and private payers as related to E & M coding.
• Understand the documentation requirements for the history, exam and medical decision making components for an E & M service.
• Discuss the correct use of E & M modifiers in vascular surgery. 

Who Should Attend?
These courses are designed for vascular surgeons and their office staff including practice managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, surgery schedulers, coders, and others who seek to improve and expand their knowledge of accurate coding and reimbursement for vascular surgery. 

Accreditation
The Society for Vascular Surgery® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation of Credit
The Society for Vascular Surgery® designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.​ This program also meets the AAPC guidelines for 3 CEUs. These can be split between Core A and CGSC for continuing education units

Please contact the SVS Education Department with any questions. 

Hotel Reservation Information 
Special hotel room rates will be available. Details coming soon!