AAPC Focuses Continuing Education Efforts Toward Four Practice-Centric Topics

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The American Academy of Professional Coders announces the topics for its 2008 continuing education workshops. In 2008, AAPC will focus its continuing education efforts toward four practice-centric topics. The workshops will be held in 70+ cities across the country to make the workshops more accessible.

Continuing in its professional education efforts, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, http://www.aapc.com) announces today the titles of its 2008 workshop series, which include four timely and practice-critical topics. To make the workshops more accessible on a local level, they will be offered in 70 cities across the country in 2008.

The four titles for the 2008 workshop series are:

  •     How to Effectively Teach E&M Coding to Your Doctor in One Hour

Principles of accurate code selection and documentation requirements using a process that delivers the information in less than an hour and is easy and logical for physicians to grasp and immediately implement

  •     Coding and Billing in Best Run Practices

Ensure complete and proper payment for every billable service rendered with specific techniques to improve communication, documentation, accurate code selection and payment cycle

  •     How to Dissect Operative Reports and Find Missing Pieces

Specific techniques to extract necessary information from complex documentation using tools that deliver the best value

  •     Complete 2009 Coding Updates

All the code changes happening in 2009 as well as an in-depth analysis of the 2009 OIG Work Plan.

Each workshop offers up to six continuing education units (CEUs). The workshop format includes three hours of classroom instruction, two online case studies and one post-workshop quiz. Each workshop is $149.99.

More information, including full workshop descriptions, a 2008 location schedule and registration information, is available online at http://aapc.com/education/2008-medical-coding-workshops.aspx.

AAPC Contact Information:
Sheri Bernard, AAPC, 801-236-2200 x 168
Jane Putnam, PPBH Public Relations, 801-487-4800 x 123

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