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Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

The SVS is excited to open registration for the 2020 Coding and Reimbursement Workshop, planned to be held live September 25 to 26. The program is planned as a live event at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Rosemont, IL; however, SVS will consider adjusting the delivery method to include a virtual component if local or national restrictions on live gatherings are in effect in September. The Society will continue to monitor the changing environment, plus health and safety recommendations and mandates at the state and national levels, while maintaining its commitment to deliver the highest-quality education and information on this vital topic. Please contact the SVS Education Department with any questions.

2020 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

September 25-26, 2020
Friday, September 25: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central TIme
Saturday, September 26: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time
Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont IL (Near O'Hare Airport) 

2020 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop Pricing
SVS member: $880 *
Non-member: $955
Resident/Trainees: $250
* Member rate applies to coding staff of SVS members.
  Staff must register using their own SVS account.
  Staff must contact SVS Education prior to registration to request member rate. 

REGISTER HERE
 

Program Overview 
Vascular surgeons and their support staff need to maintain knowledge and competence for appropriate billing and coding procedures. The Coding & 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. 

Agenda
Download a PDF of the Course Agenda

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session, participants will 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 
• Understand the principle of component-coding
• 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. 

Program Faculty
Sean P. Roddy, MD, is Professor of Surgery at Albany Medical College and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. Additionally, Dr. Roddy is the CPT Advisor for the Society for Vascular Surgery and sits on the SVS Board of Directors as Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Council. He serves on numerous committees for both national and regional vascular surgery societies.

Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP, of Karen Zupko & Associates is a speaker and consultant in coding and reimbursement and participates as a faculty member in coding and reimbursement workshops sponsored by national medical specialty societies including the Society of Vascular Surgery, the American Association of Neurosurgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She also provides customized coding and reimbursement courses directly to physicians and their staffs as well as E & M and operative note audits to assist practices with their compliance activities.

Sunita D. Srivastava, MD, FACS, is Vice Chair of the CPT/RUC committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery.  She is a practicing open and minimally invasive vascular surgeon in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as the Quality Director and Radiation Safety Officer for the division as well as a member of AMC Fee Council which oversees the reimbursement contracts of the Partners Health Care System.

Robert M. Zwolak, MD, PhD, is a vascular surgeon and professor of surgery at Dartmouth Medical School and Chief of Surgery at Manchester VA Medical Center. He maintains a busy clinical practice in open and interventional vascular surgery. He has extensive vascular surgery coding expertise, having served on the SVS Health Policy Committee for over 15 years. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee, and he served two terms on the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Update Committee (RUC). He is a past president of the Society 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 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

E & M Coding for Vascular Surgeons (Optional Workshop)

Friday, September 25, 2020
​9:00 AM - Noon Central TIme
Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont IL (Near O'Hare Airport)

2020 Registration Fees for the E & M Optional Course
SVS Member: $100 *
Non-member: $125
Residents/Trainees: $50
* Member rate applies to coding staff of SVS members.
  Staff must register using their own SVS account.
  Staff must contact SVS Education prior to registration to request member rate. 

 

REGISTER HERE

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

This information is critical.  We discuss how to select a category of EM, new, established, consult, or inpatient code, and how to select a level of service. Still a significant area of audits for payors, both Medicare and CPT have proposed major changes to the way EM codes are reported and paid. Not understanding these changes will impact your reimbursement negatively in the upcoming years.

Agenda
Download a PDF copy of the Optional E&M Workshop Agenda

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
• Describe the coding and documentation rules for key EM 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 EM service
• Discuss the correct use of EM 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. 

Program Faculty
Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP, of Karen Zupko & Associates is a speaker and consultant in coding and reimbursement and participates as a faculty member in coding and reimbursement workshops sponsored by national medical specialty societies including the Society of Vascular Surgery, the American Association of Neurosurgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She also provides customized coding and reimbursement courses directly to physicians and their staffs as well as EM and operative note audits to assist practices with their compliance activities.

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.​

 

Hotel and Reservation Information 

Hyatt Rosemont Hotel – 6350 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 
Phone: 847-518-1234   Reservations: 800-233-1234

Enjoy the conveniently located, comfortable and quiet, Hyatt Rosemont. Just three minutes from O’Hare International Airport, where our guests enjoy free 24-hour airport shuttle service.  This boutique style hotel is just minutes from downtown Chicago’s bustling shopping, nightlife, cultural events, and 100s of Chicago’s renowned restaurants. 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Rosemont at a special rate of $125 single or double occupancy per night (subject to applicable state, local and occupancy tax, currently at 14%). Rooms are available only until the block sells out or before September 3, 2020, so be sure to call for reservations as soon as possible!

Reservations may be made by calling the reservation desk at 800-233-1234.  Please be sure to identify yourself as part of the SVS/Coding Course and mention the group code G-SVSS. Reservations may also be made on line.

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Click here of a downloadable PDF of the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, reservation and transportation details.
 

Hyatt Rosemont Hotel
6350 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 847-518-1234
Reservations: 800-233-1234

Please contact the SVS Education Department with any questions.