Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) August 17, 2009
To train physicians, administrators, payers and coders on accurate E/M coding, the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, http://www.aapp.com) is hosting the Advanced E/M Coding and Auditor Techniques workshop (http://www.aapc.com/education/medical-coding-auditor-techniques.aspx) in 65 cities across the country in October. This workshop is a "must attend" for health care professionals looking to improve their E/M auditing and coding skills.
Workshop attendees will learn to:
- Select the right claims for the audit
- Identify the correct level of history, exam and medical decision making
- Use audit forms with reproducible and consistent results
- Instantly recognize when the 95 or 97 CMS Documentation Guidelines (DGs) should be used
- Select the lower or higher code subjective situations
- Predict when and why another auditor may get a different result
- Use modifier 25 with confidence
- Create a concise audit findings report
Jane Tuttle, CPC®, CCS-P, developed this workshop around maximizing the outcome of an E/M audit, emphasizing correct code selection and interpreting rules accurately. A certified coding educator and compliance specialist, Tuttle has more than 22 years of experience in practice management, billing, coding, reimbursement, chart auditing and corporate compliance.
Workshop attendees can earn up to six continuing education units (CEUs) through live attendance and pre- and post-workshop activities. Registration is now open and can be completed online at the AAPC's Web site, (http://www.aapc.com/education/medical-coding-auditor-techniques.aspx) or by calling 800-626-2633.
About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
The AAPC is the nation's largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders. The AAPC provides credentials to medical coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications the AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H®) and Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P®), as well as 18 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder® (CIRCC®) credential. These credentials represent the gold standard certifications for medical coding. The AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its 80,000 members worldwide.