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Coding Workshops

Please note the location for the coding workshops will be the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
8:00AM - 4:00PM


Loews, Commonwealth BCD

Coding Workshop: Beyond the Basics


The AAOMS Beyond the Basics coding workshop is taught in two days, concentrating on different topics each day. Both days are necessary to achieve the maximum benefits this course has to offer. AAOMS encourages oral and maxillofacial surgeons to attend with their allied staff team.

Participants must have a basic understanding of CDT, CPT and ICD-9-CM. Basic coding knowledge or completion of the AAOMS Basic Coding course is suggested before participating in this intermediate level two-day coding workshop. The Basic course is available online at aaoms.org. Bring your coding books. This is a hands-on workshop and books are not sold on site.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain key healthcare reimbursement issues including general filing information, billing claims, the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicare compliance, and fraud and abuse;
  2. Achieve compliance through appropriate documentation for services provided (eg, use of E/M guidelines);
  3. Follow guidelines for coding anesthesia, applying associated modifiers and other coding trends;
  4. Analyze clinical case studies to code OMS-specific procedures; and
  5. Describe the relationship of coding to third-party reimbursement.

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