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ACOG Coding Workshop

  1. 1. ACOG CODING WORKSHOPS CODING WORKSHOP OVeRVIeWACOG’s coding workshops consist of three modules. Physicians can attend one, two orall three modules, depending on their interest and their practices. Each moduleincludes a question and answer session, discussions and case studies. The modules,which last from 4 - 7 hours, are:Module I -- E/M Services and Medicares Documentation GuidelinesModule II -- Gynecologic Surgical CodingModule III -- Obstetric CodingThese Modules will cover:• Essential coding principles of the International Classification of Diseases Ninth Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) as they relate to Evaluation and Management (E/M) services, gynecology, and obstetrics• Pitfalls of unbundling, upcoding, and coding for coverage• 2012 CPT and ICD-9-CM code changes affecting Ob/Gyn practices• Proper linkage of ICD-9-CM and CPT codes to reduce reimbursement denials• Differences between CPT and Medicare coding rulesIF ACCOMPANIED BY THE PHYSICIAN, office staff responsible for coding and claimssubmission may attend these workshops. After the physician has attended, his/herstaff may attend alone for up to two years after the date of the physiciansattendance. Indicate the physician’s name and date of attendance on the registrationform. ACOG Workshop ObjectivesACOG’s Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and ACOG’s Executive Board believephysicians must educate themselves and their staff about appropriate coding andbilling practices. Physicians face increasing governmental regulations, practice costs,and insurers’ scrutiny of their medical claims. These workshops are designed to assistphysicians in coping with these challenges by teaching: • The relationship between diagnostic and procedural coding • The elements necessary for complete and accurate documentation • Documentation necessary to select and support the different levels of Evaluation and Management (E/M) services • Common coding mistakes that may trigger audits AmeRICAN CONGReSS Of ObStetRICIANS AND GyNeCOlOGIStS
  2. 2. ACOG CODING WORKSHOPS CODING WORKSHOP CONteNtmODUle I--e/m SeRVICeS AND meDICARe’S DOCUmeNtAtION GUIDelINeSfRIDAy--8:00 Am - 5:45 Pm [OffeReD ON tHURSDAy IN SAN DIeGO, CA]Attendees will learn about documentation requirements for Evaluation andManagement (E/M) services under both CPT and Medicare’s rules. Examples willillustrate proper documentation and selection of an appropriate level of E/M service foroffice and other outpatient visits, hospital inpatient, observation, emergency room andconsultation services. Lecture and examples will demonstrate use of CPT modifiers toindicate: E/M services and a procedure performed on the same day; and E/M servicesresulting in a decision for surgery. This module also addresses common coding concernssuch as: Pap smears; injections; reporting preventive care for Medicare and non-Medicare patients; and reporting a preventive and problem visit on the same day.mODUle II--GyNeCOlOGIC SURGICAl CODINGSAtURDAy--8:00 Am - 5:45 Pm [OffeReD ON fRIDAy IN SAN DIeGO, CA]Attendees will learn about the global surgical package under both CPT and Medicare’srules. Examples will illustrate proper documentation and linkage of diagnoses andprocedures. Lecture and examples will demonstrate use of CPT modifiers to indicate:primary, assistant or co-surgeons; attempted, reduced or unusual procedures; andunbundling of services from the global surgical package. This module also addressescommon coding concerns such as: diagnostic coding for neoplasms and post-operativecomplications; reporting E/M services and procedures on the same day; and reportingunlisted procedures.mODUle III--ObStetRIC CODINGSUNDAy--8:00 Am - 12:45 Pm [OffeReD ON SAtURDAy IN SAN DIeGO, CA]Attendees will learn the elements of the global obstetrical package--which services areincluded and which are excluded. Examples will illustrate proper coding for additionalantepartum visits that are unrelated or related to the pregnancy, ultrasounds, andcomplications of pregnancy and delivery. Lecture and examples will demonstrate use ofCPT modifiers to indicate the professional component of a diagnostic test and reduced,unusual, and unrelated services. This module will also address special coding issues suchas: high-risk pregnancies; reporting services when the physician provides only part of apatient’s maternity care; diagnostic coding for obstetric ultrasounds; and reportinginterruption of pregnancy and stillbirths. AmeRICAN CONGReSS Of ObStetRICIANS AND GyNeCOlOGIStS
  3. 3. ACOG CODING WORKSHOPS fACUltyA physician member of ACOG’s Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and ACOGcoding staff will participate in the workshop and be available to answer questions.Emily Hill, PA, President of Hill and Associates, has a broad professional background inthe health care industry. Her clinical, administrative, and consulting experience givesher a unique perspective in advising health care providers and their staff in medicalpractice management. With 18 years of experience as a health care consultant, shehas worked with numerous academic and private practices on coding, reimbursement,compliance, and practice management issues.Ms. Hill has taught coding seminars for a number of medical specialty societies includingthe Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the American Society for Reproductive Medicineand the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is a well-received national speakerand currently serves as a representative on the AMA’s Correct Coding Policy Committeeand the Health Care Professional’s Advisory Committee Review Board for the RelativeValue Update Committee.Brad Hart, MBA, MS, CMPE, CPC, COBGC, has over 20 years experience in medicalpractice billing, coding and administration. He has served as director of the billingdepartment for an academic medical center clinic system, administrator of OB/GYNand OB/GYN sub-specialty clinics, and as a nationwide coding/business consultantspecializing in fertility practices. Currently, he is president of Reproductive MedicineAdministrative Consulting, Inc. (RMACI). His new book, Ethics in Medical Coding:Theory and Practice, will be published by McGraw-Hill in January 2012.Disclosure of faculty and Industry RelationshipsIn accordance with ACOG policy, all faculty members have signed a conflict of intereststatement in which they have disclosed any significant financial interests or otherrelationships with industry relative to topics they will discuss at this program. At thebeginning of the program, faculty members are expected to disclose any suchinformation to participants. Such disclosure allows you to evaluate better the objectivityof the information presented in lectures. Please report on your evaluation form anyundisclosed conflict of interest you perceive. Thank you! AmeRICAN CONGReSS Of ObStetRICIANS AND GyNeCOlOGIStS
  4. 4. ACOG CODING WORKSHOPS ReGIStRAtION INfORmAtIONACOGs coding workshops are in high demand. Please make your plans early. for moreinformation, contact the ACOG Registrar at (800) 673-8444.• enrollment is limited to the first 120 registrants. Exceptions cannot be made.• Registration may be made by mail, fax or online (, postgraduate courses). telephone registrations are not accepted. Space in a workshop is not reserved until payment is processed. Paying by credit card will expedite registration. If paying by check, you must submit the registration form and check together. You are urged to use some form of traceable mail (eg, registered mail, Federal Express). We are not responsible for checks lost in the mail.• the ACOG Registrar will send a confirmation letter 5 to 7 business days after your registration is received. If you do not receive confirmation, contact the Registrar. bring your confirmation letter to the workshop to verify your registration.• before making travel or hotel arrangements, verify that your registration has been received and your space reserved by calling the ACOG Registrar. We are not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or hotel reservations.• Substitutions can be made prior to the workshop with no additional fee.• Cancellations must be in writing and received by the ACOG Registrar two weeks prior to the workshop date. No refunds will be made after that time. Registration fees will be refunded minus an administrative fee of $50.00 per participant.• Registrants may transfer from one workshop to another one being held in 2012 without an additional fee. Transfers from a 2012 workshop into a 2013 workshop are not permitted.• If it is necessary for ACOG to cancel any program or limit participation due to space constraints, the registration fee will be fully refunded. 2012 ReGIStRAtION feeS# of Modules ACOG ACOG Junior Fellow/ Non-Member 1st Staff 2nd & 3rd Staff Attending Fellow Educational Affiliate Physician Member Member(s) 3 $825 $785 $855 $715 $625 2 $600 $565 $635 $550 $500 1 $370 $360 $380 $340 $315 AmeRICAN CONGReSS Of ObStetRICIANS AND GyNeCOlOGIStS
  5. 5. ACOG CODING WORKSHOPS ReGIStRAtION fORm WORKSHOP SIte:______________________________________ ACOG ID#: __________________I Physician Name: ___________________________________________________________________ (first) (last) ACOG Fellow q ACOG Jr. Fellow q ACOG Educational Affiliate q Non-Member Physician q Staff Names (Limit 3 staff members per physician–all staff must be accompanied by the physician*): _________________________________________________________________________________ (first) (last) _________________________________________________________________________________ (first) (last) _________________________________________________________________________________ (first) (last) *Staff may attend alone ONLY if the physician has attended an ACOG coding workshop within the last 2 years. Please provide the following information: Physician Name________________________ Site and date of attendance __________________ Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone ( ) _____________________ Daytime Fax ( ) _____________________ E-mail: _________________________________________________________________________ Attendee Category modules Attending Number of fee Subtotals (✓each module for which you are Attendees Per registering) Attendee Module Module Module I II III Fellow Junior Fellow / Educational Affiliate Non-Member 1st Staff attendee 2nd Staff attendee 3rd Staff attendee Total FeeCheck enclosed q Credit Card: Visa q OR MasterCard q OR American Express qCredit Card #: _______________________________ Expiration Date: __________ CVN #:______Signature: _________________________________________________________________________Register by fax: Fax registration form to (202) 488-0787, attention ACOG Registrar. Register by mail: Mail registration form to: ACOG Registrar, 409 12th Street, SW, P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920. If paying by check, make payable to ACOG Coding Workshops. Register Online: Visit and click on Education and Events. AmeRICAN CONGReSS Of ObStetRICIANS AND GyNeCOlOGIStS
  6. 6. ACOG CODING WORKSHOPS lOCAtIONS & HOtel INfORmAtION 2012 CODING WORKSHOPS Workshop City Hotel and last Day forDate & Course No. Room Rates Special Room RateLake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin February 9, 2012March 2 - 4, 2012 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard(12C1) Single/double $229 Telephone: 407-934-4000New Orleans, LA 70113 Hyatt Regency New Orleans February 17, 2012March 9 - 11, 2012 601 Loyola Avenue(12C2) Single/double $209 Telephone: 504-561-1234San Diego, CA 92101 Hilton San Diego Bayfront April 19, 2012May 10 - 12, 2012 1 Park Boulevard(Thur., Fri., Sat. following ACM) Single/double $219(12C3) Telephone: 619-564-3333Baltimore, MD 21201 Hilton Baltimore May 18, 2012June 8 - 10, 2012 401 West Pratt Street(12C4) Single/double $229 Telephone: 443-573-8700Memphis, TN 38103 The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel July 20, 2012August 10 - 12, 2012 170 Lt. George W. Lee Avenue(12C5) Single/double $169 Telephone: 901-334-5900Chicago, IL 60601 The Fairmont Chicago August 17, 2012September 7 - 9, 2012 200 North Columbus Drive(12C6) Single/double $229 Telephone: 312-565-8000Las Vegas, NV 89109 Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, September 21, 2012October 12 - 14, 2012 Casino & Spa(12C7) 160 E. Flamingo Road Single/double $169 Telephone: 702-836-5900Atlanta, GA 30326 Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel October 19, 2012November 9 - 11, 2012 and Conference Center(12C8) 3405 Lenox Road NE Single/double $125 Telephone: 404-261-9250For hotel reservations, call the individual hotel and identify yourself as an ACOG CodingWorkshop participant. A limited number of rooms, at the rate listed, has been reserved ona first-come, first-served basis. Rooms will not be available at the reduced rate after thedate listed as "Last Day for Special Room Rate." AmeRICAN CONGReSS Of ObStetRICIANS AND GyNeCOlOGIStS
  7. 7. ACOG CODING WORKSHOPS ACCmE AccreditationThe American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is accredited by theAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medicaleducation for physicians. . AmA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)Tm and ACOG Cognate Credit(s)The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this educational activityfor a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or up to a maximum of 18 Category 1College Cognate Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extentof their participation in the activity. American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 7.0Continuing Educational Units each for Modules I and II and 4.0 Continuing Educational Units forModule III. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program,content or the program sponsor. ACOG Coding materials DiscountAttendees will receive a 20% discount certificate for ACOG’s Coding Publications and OutpatientEncounter Forms upon attending a course. 2012 Coding Webcasts Courses DATE WEBCAST TOPICFebruary 14, 2012 Principles of Diagnosis Code SelectionApril 10, 2012 ICD-10 Documentation GuidelinesJune 12, 2012 Billing for the OB Global PackageAugust 14, 2012 ICD-10 Documentation RequirementsOctober 9, 2012 Preventive Care CodingDecember 11, 2012 Preview of New Codes and Medicare Changes for 2013 For information or to register for ACOG’s Webcasts go to and click on Education & Events. AmERICAN CONGRESS Of OBSTETRICIANS AND GyNECOlOGISTS