2023 Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

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Location: OLC Education & Conference Center 9400 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL
Sponsored by: SVS

Registration

Date and Location

(Optional) E/M Coding Workshop
Monday, October 16, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. CT - 12:00 p.m. CT (Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. CT)

Coding & Reimbursement Workshop
Monday, October 16, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. CT - 5:00 p.m. CT (Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. CT)
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | 7:30 a.m. CT - 4:30 p.m. CT

OLC Education & Conference Center
9400 W. Higgins Rd. 
Rosemont, IL 60018 

There will be no live-stream option for this course. 

Overview

Vascular surgeons and their support staff need to maintain knowledge and competence for appropriate billing and coding procedures. The SVS Coding & Reimbursement Workshop is an intensive program designed to provide a comprehensive review of current coding and reimbursement information, including critical updates vital to anyone who wants to become an expert in vascular coding. 

(Optional) Half-day E/M Coding Workshop*

The SVS Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding Workshop is designed to support vascular surgeons and their staff to maintain knowledge and competence for one of the most challenging areas for coders. 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. 

*The optional half-day E/M Coding Workshop can be added for an additional fee when registering for the Coding & Reimbursement Workshop.

Learning Objectives - E/M Workshop

By participating in this CME activity, the learner will 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 

Learning Objectives - Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

By participating in this CME activity, the learner 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. 

Please note this course is ideal for vascular trainees, vascular fellows, and vascular surgeons as the level of the content is intermediate to advanced.

Agendas

These agendas are subject to change. 

Faculty - E/M Coding Workshop

  • Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Faculty - Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

  • Sean P. Roddy, MD, (Director)
  • Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP
  • Sunita D. Srivastava, MD, FACS
  • Robert M. Zwolak, MD, PhD

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit - E/M Coding Workshop

The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Designation of Credit – Coding and Reimbursement Workshop

The Society for Vascular Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPC Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credit – E/M Coding Workshop

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.75 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.

AAPC Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credit – Coding and Reimbursement Workshop

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 10.00 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.

Disclosure Statement

The ACCME requires that the SVS, as an accredited provider of CME, disclose the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty, and any other individuals in a position to control content of this activity.   However, Accredited providers do not need to identify, mitigate, or disclose relevant financial relationships for accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training.  Therefore, there are no disclosures for this accredited activity.

Important Information About Your CME Credits

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) recently made changes to its CME processes, which impact the way that Diplomates interact with the Board, upload CME credits, and meet Certification requirements. SVS is committed to complying with the new rules and making your ability to claim credit as seamless as possible; however, we are still in the process of aligning our systems to meet these new requirements.   

To ensure all your CME credits earned with SVS are transferred to the ABS, please visit this webpage to review the process. NOTE: This does not include AAPC CEUs.

Registration Rates 

E/M Coding Workshop

Category

Early Bird Rate

(Through June 21) 

Regular Rate

(After June 21)

SVS Member Surgeon/Physician $250 $325
Office Staff $250 $325
Non-Member Surgeon/Physician $450 $525
SVS Member - Early Active/Resident/Fellow $150 $225
Non-Member Resident/Fellow $250 $325

Coding & Reimbursement Workshop

Category

Early Bird Rate

(Through June 21)

Regular Rate

(After June 21)

SVS Member Surgeon/Physician $975 $1,050
Office Staff $975 $1,050
Non-Member Surgeon/Physician $1,175 $1,250
SVS Member - Early Active/Resident/Fellow $375 $450
Non-Member Resident/Fellow $475 $550

Registration questions? Email svsmeetings@vascularsociety.org.

Note to Vascular Trainees: To register as a Vascular Trainee, including as a Vascular Resident or Vascular Fellow, you will need to become a candidate member of SVS in order to receive the discounted candidate rate for this workshop.  There is no application or fee, however, Vascular Trainees/Residents/Fellow should be added by their Program Coordinators, who will activate/confirm your membership with SVS. If this has not happened and you do not see the correct pricing, please email our membership department at: membership@vascularsociety.org

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Attendee Housing

Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O'Hare - SOLD OUT
9480 W. Higgins Road,
Rosemont, IL 60018

Below is a list of alternate hotels, and their distance to the OLC, where the Coding Workshop will be held. Please click on the hotel name to be directed to the website. Please note: the SVS has not negotiated group meeting rates at the hotels listed below.

Westin O’Hare
6100 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 698-6000
0.3 miles away (3 min drive/5 min walk)

Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare
6155 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 696-4400
0.4 miles away (4 min drive/6 min walk)

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 518-1234
0.6 miles away (3 min drive/8 min walk)

Courtyard by Marriot Chicago O’Hare
2950 S. River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 824-7000
1 mile away (5 min drive/15 min walk)

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O’Hare Airport
2930 S. River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 296-8900
1 mile away (5 min drive/15 min walk)

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations for the event must be submitted in writing via email to svsmeetings@vascularsociety.org by September 6, 2023. Cancellations received by September 6 will receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after September 6, are non-refundable. All refunds will be processed after the course.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our attendees is SVS’ top priority. We are committed to providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment in which attendees can connect with their peers and discuss the latest innovation, research, and educational content. Masks are not required at this event and will be optional. Please respect those that choose to wear a mask. If necessary, attendees will be notified about any new safety protocols being implemented prior to the event. All health and safety protocols are subject to change.

Questions

Any questions pertaining to registration/cancellation and housing should be directed to svsmeetings@vascularsociety.org.

For all other questions please email education@vascularsociety.org.

Additional coding and reimbursement resources can be found here.

 

This CE Activity is partially supported through an educational grant provided by Gore.

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