AAPC Tackles 300+ CPT® Code Changes

Half-day Workshops Held Nationwide This December

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AAPC Workshop
Our half-day, interactive workshop will provide personalized, in-depth instruction with hands-on application of the coming CPT® code and guideline changes.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, will host 46 workshops across the country this December to prepare for the 300+ CPT® code changes that take effect in 2014. Trainings will cover why the codes have changed, how to apply the new codes, and what should be documented to support them. Each 4-hour workshop, complete with exercises and case studies, is worth 6 continuing education units.

“Our half-day, interactive workshop will provide personalized, in-depth instruction with hands-on application of the coming CPT® code and guideline changes,” said Raemarie Jimenez, AAPC director of product development and author of the workshop. “The workshop manual will then become a convenient quick-reference tool for attendees to use throughout 2014.”

Workshop attendees will:

  •     Learn how to apply the updates to common coding cases
  •     Identify potential coding mistakes that will impact revenue as a result of these changes
  •     Get their offices compliant ahead of the transition
  •     Review rationales for all major changes – understand the "what" and the "why"
  •     Understand how to prepare their providers for compliant documentation
  •     Receive an in-depth code change manual that explains the changes
  •     Get on-demand access to the author’s presentation recording

For full details and locations on the CPT® coding updates workshop, or to register, please visit http://www.aapc.com/workshops/2014cpt.aspx.

About the authors:
Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, in a variety of roles. She has been a medical assistant, billing and coding manager, instructor, auditor for outpatient and physician services, physician educator, externship director, and she now manages product development at AAPC. She is also a coding liaison to the AMA CPT® Editorial Panel. G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, co-authored the workshop with Ms. Jimenez.

About AAPC:
AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation’s largest association for the business of healthcare, with more than 125,000 members representing physician offices, outpatient facilities, and payer organizations. AAPC certifications validate the knowledge and expertise of healthcare professionals in disciplines including medical coding, billing, auditing, compliance, and practice management. AAPC offers the industry-leading Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Biller (CPB™), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) credentials, along with more than 20 specialty-specific coding credentials. AAPC also provides a wide variety of continuing education, resources, and networking opportunities.


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