Training Budgets Limited, Leads to eLearning and Online Education for Coders

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Coders and medical staff need to obtain valuable education and training to stay updated on the latest code changes. Contexo Media presents the Procedural Coding Changes Workshops as a key solution for training and education.

In today’s medical office, it is crucial for coders and office staff to stay updated on the latest code changes, new advances, industry news and more. Now more than ever, organizations have turned to eLearning and online events to get the education they need, without spending dollars on travel.

To assist in providing valuable education and training, Contexo Media presents the Procedural Coding Changes Workshops. It is the preeminent workshop for hands-on practical application of the 2012 procedural coding changes. Locations include four convenient airport locations, a live online event and an eLearning course. The early bird discount also allows attendees to save $50 if they register before October 15.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the information regarding the procedural coding changes in 2012, which include: 278 new, 139 revised, 98 deleted and 22 resequenced codes*. It is critical that coders and office staff get the training necessary to work with these important coding changes.

Contexo Media will once again be hosting the largest annual conference dedicated to procedural coding changes in the health care industry. “We have assembled some of the industry's foremost experts to provide a comprehensive review of upcoming procedural coding changes and tips for successful implementation in 2012," said Bradden Blair, Dean of Education, Contexo Media. “This one-day workshop provides coders with the information they need, when they need it. We are also excited to be able to offer an eLearning and live online version of the event. The eLearning and live online formats have grown significantly more popular in recent years and makes it easy to review important coding concepts.”

The workshop is well established in the industry and has been offered by Contexo Media for many years. There will be seven hours of in-depth coverage of the 2012 procedural coding changes, including the most significant updates for specialties. Continuing Education Units are also being offered for attendees from AAPC, AHIMA and ACMCS.

Participants will be able to keep pace with proper and compliant reimbursement including:

-- Introduction and overview of 2012 procedural coding changes: Added codes, revised codes and deleted codes
-- General changes, including guidelines, modifiers and E/M codes
-- Specific procedural coding changes, including those impacting Cardiology, General Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, Gastroenterology and more
-- Correct coding and Medicare payment policy

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*Number of changes subject to change

About Contexo Media
Contexo Media, an Access Intelligence company, is an independent provider of revenue-enhancing solutions for medical practices to maximize their coding, reimbursement and compliance efforts. Thousands of health care professionals rely on Contexo Media’s coding books, software, eLearning and educational workshops to stay on top of critical updates across the fast-changing medical landscape.

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