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Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

2021 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

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Date, time, and location*:

Sunday, December 5: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT
Monday, December 6: 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT
OLC Education & Conference Center
Rosemont, IL

*The workshop will take place in-person. There will be no streaming component to the 2021 workshop. 

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 program designed to provide a comprehensive review of current coding and reimbursement information, including critical updates.

Important changes for the coming year include:

  • Medicare payment modifications
  • New guidelines for Evaluation and Management Coding
  • Changes in the Physician Fee Schedule
     

Agenda

The full agenda for the 2021 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop will be available at a later date. Check back soon.

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?

This workshop is 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, (Chair) 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 staff 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 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AAPC Credit

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 11.5 CEUs. Can be used for Core A and all specialties except CIRCC for continuing education units. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Pricing

SVS Member: $880
Candidate: $250
Nonmembers: $995
Office Staff: $880

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E&M Coding for Vascular Surgeons (Optional Workshop)

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Date, time, and location:

Sunday, December 5: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT
OLC Education & Conference Center
Rosemont, IL

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

Access the full agenda for the 2021 E&M Coding for Vascular Surgeons Workshop.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, participants will 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 staff 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 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.​

AAPC Credit

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.5 CEUs. Can be used for Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CASCC for continuing education units. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Pricing

SVS Member: $100
Candidate: $50
Nonmembers: $125
Office Staff: $100

Registration for this workshop will only be available to those who are registered for the 2021 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop. Register here.

Health and Safety

The protection and safety of our attendees are our top priority. We are working diligently to ensure the necessary safety measures are in place. We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all our attendees and team members.

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites 

9480 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL
Phone: 847-692-3000   

Enjoy the centrally located, comfortable and quiet, Hampton Inn Suites. Next door to the SVS offices and the OLC, and just a few minutes from O’Hare International Airport, offering guests free 24-hour airport shuttle service and complimentary self-parking.  Enjoy an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, bar, patio with fire pit, free WiFi, and daily free hot breakfast.

Reserve Your Room

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites at a special rate of $99 single or double occupancy per night (subject to applicable state, local and occupancy tax). Rooms are available only until the block sells out or before November 6, 2021, so be sure to call for reservations as soon as possible!

  • Call: (847)692-3000; mention the 2021 SVS/Coding Course and group code SV2
  • Online: Visit the hotel website, and follow these steps:  FIRST, enter your arrival and departure dates, then select Special Rates and enter Group Code SV2, then select Check Room & Rates to choose an available room type.  The $99 group rate applies for stays over the Coding dates only.
  • Reservations must be guaranteed by credit card; any cancellations made 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.; check-out time is 12:00 noon.
     


Questions?

Please contact the SVS Education Department.