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Coding and Billing Workshops


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Practice Management Information

The AAOMS Coding and Billing Workshop series provides oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their staff with the necessary tools to achieve coding compliance and attain optimal reimbursement while preventing fraud and abuse.

» Basic Online Course Access
» Advanced Online Course Access
» Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101 Course Access
» ICD-10-CM Online Coding Course Access
» OMS Billing Online Course Access
» Medicare 101 Online Course Access

AAOMS allied staff members are eligible for a discounted course registration fee. For more information on AAOMS allied staff membership visit the Membership Categories page.

Registration for the online courses is final. No refunds will be granted for online courses. Effective August 1, 2013: AAOMS will allow only one 30-day extension of a registrant’s access to an online coding course upon written request up to 10 days prior to expiration of the registrant’s access. Requests for extension within 10 days of expiration or thereafter will require a $100 reactivation fee. Once an extension is granted, the username and password will expire upon completion of the online course OR at the end of the 30 day extension period. This re-registration fee applies only to registrations made within the last year.


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Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101

Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101 is designed to provide one with basic knowledge of OMS anatomy, physiology and terminology to enhance one's ability to participate in the AAOMS Basic, Beyond the Basics and Advanced Online coding courses. In addition, Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101 will set the foundation for the increased medical terminology, anatomy and disease process knowledge that will be demanded by the new ICD-10-CM coding system.  This course will be beneficial to OMS coding and billing professionals, anesthesia and surgical assistants, clinical and office staff involved in patient care, dental students and new residents just starting out in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

If you would like to:

  • Communicate more effectively with patients, vendors and referral sources;
  • Build or strengthen your knowledge base for your coding skills;
  • Prepare for the transition to ICD-10-CM; and
  • Represent the practice with authority

This is the course for you!

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Medical Terminology and Oral Facial Anatomy 101 Course Access

AAOMS allied staff members are eligible for a discounted course registration fee. For more information on AAOMS allied staff membership visit the Membership Categories page.

Please allow 10 days for confirmation of your online coding course registration. Your course user ID and password will be e-mailed to you within that time.


ICD-10-CM Coding Course: Developing Expertise in OMS Diagnosis Coding

This dynamic training program teaches OMS coding professionals how to become proficient in the ICD-10-CM coding system, which has an implementation date of October 1, 2015. The time for in-depth coding education has come. In this course, you will learn about the history, structure, and format of ICD-10-CM. You will see how ICD-10-CM compares to ICD-9-CM. In addition, you will learn how to apply the new coding conventions and guidelines to OMS diagnostic code assignment.

A draft copy of the ICD-10-CM manual is required for participation.

Coding Workshop: ICD-10-CM
September 10, 2014
Honolulu, HI.
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Hotel Reservations

Coding Workshop: ICD-10-CM
November 8, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
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ICD-10-CM Coding Online

This online course, ICD-10-CM Coding: Developing Expertise in OMS Diagnosis Coding, is the same dynamic training program that is presented in-person and teaches OMS coding professionals how to become proficient in the ICD-10-CM coding system, which has an implementation date of October 1, 2015. You will learn about the history, structure and format of ICD-10-CM, and see how ICD-10-CM compares to ICD-9-CM. In addition, you will learn how to apply the new coding conventions and guidelines to OMS diagnostic code assignment. The online course gives you the flexibility and time – up to 60 days – to process and complete the course at your own pace.

Please allow 10 days for confirmation of your online coding course registration. Your course user ID and password will be e-mailed to you within that time.

A draft copy of the ICD-10-CM manual is required for participation.

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Online ICD-10-CM Course Access


ICD-10-CM Review for Non-Coders

The time for in depth ICD-10 training is NOW. The AAOMS is offering a free 25 minute course, ICD-10-CM Review for Non-Coders. Every individual in an OMS practice will be affected by the transition to ICD-10-CM. The ICD-10-CM Review for Non-Coders provides the administrative staff a brief overview of what to expect from the transition of ICD-9 to ICD-10 so they may effectively communicate with others in the practice as well as referring offices.

This mini-course will not provide ICD-10-CM instruction. For complete instruction of ICD-10-CM and its coding guidelines, register for the full online course or in-person workshop.

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Online ICD-10-CM Review for Non-Coders Course Access


Set the Bar High - Complete the All New AAOMS Coding Certificate Program and Get the Recognition You Deserve!

Coding Certificate Program

The all new AAOMS Coding Certificate Program (CCP) offers a coding instruction series for OMSs and their staff unmatched in scope and detail anywhere else. This specialty-specific certificate program consists of three course levels - Basic, Beyond the Basics and Advanced. Development of this offering stems from an Association wide belief that those who successfully complete the entire program should be recognized for their accomplishment and proficiency in OMS coding. While not certification, those AAOMS members and staff that complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion and special lapel pin, visible proof of these individuals' extensive knowledge of coding principles. Knowledge that will show immediate results - measurable, significant results - for your practice! For more information view frequently asked questions about the new program.


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Basic Coding Online

The Basics is offered online and designed especially for the OMS and staff who have never attended a coding workshop and have had no formal training in procedural and diagnostic coding. This course will present the very basic elements of coding and will provide participants with an effective understanding of the CDT, CPT, and ICD-9-CM coding systems.

Please allow 10 days for confirmation of your online coding course registration. Your course user ID and password will be e-mailed to you.

Current ICD-9-CM, CPT, and CDT coding manuals are required for participation.

Coding Course: Basic Online
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Basic Online Course Access


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, ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-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/codingbilling.

NOTE: The practice exercises in the Beyond the Basics Coding Workshop will contain ICD-10 codes. Therefore, knowledge of ICD-10 or completion of the AAOMS ICD-10 Workshop will be required for participation in the Beyond the Basics.

Bring your CPT, CDT, HCPCS, ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding books. This is a hands-on workshop and books are not sold on site.

Current ICD-9-CM, CPT, CDT, and ICD-10-CM coding manuals are required for participation.

Coding Workshop: Beyond the Basics
September 11-12, 2014
Honolulu, HI
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Hotel Reservations

Coding Workshop: Beyond the Basics
November 9-10, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
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Registration Form
 


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Advanced Coding Online

This course presents some of the more challenging aspects of coding for the OMS practice and is a logical progression for the OMS and staff who have successfully completed the Basic and Beyond the Basics coding course and still want more. This course is designed for those more experienced with coding. Some of the course highlights include:

  • ICD-9-CM review
  • E/M review
  • CPT review
  • Coding guidelines
  • Coding from documentation
  • Practices of coding
  • Compliance plans
  • Accounts receivable

Please allow 10 days for confirmation of your online coding course registration. Your course user ID and password will be e-mailed to you.

Current ICD-9-CM, CPT, and CDT coding manuals are required for participation.

Coding Course: Advanced Online
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Advanced Online Course Access


CE On Demand

OMS Billing Online

Looking to lower your accounts receivable and ensure prompt payment while coding and billing appropriately? Have questions about claims filing, payment issues and appeals? Concerned about compliance issues and your future health care reimbursement?

Once offered as a live in-person conference, the OMS Billing course is now available online to better accommodate AAOMS members, giving you the flexibility and time – up to 60 days – to process and complete the course at your own pace. OMS Billing Online focuses on documentation guidelines, predetermination tips, claims filing, appeal tips, avoiding fraud and abuse, and more.

Please allow 10 days for confirmation of your online coding course registration. Your course user ID and password will be e-mailed to you within that time.

OMS Billing Online
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OMS Billing Course Access


Medicare 101 for the OMS

Do you know your obligations as a Medicare provider? Do you know what “opting out” means? Can you explain your Medicare enrollment options? Can you define and recognize fraud and abuse? Have you heard of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law? Are you familiar with Medicare’s alternate payment models?

Even if you think you know Medicare, the online Medicare 101 course can help you get better acquainted. If you treat Medicare patients, regardless of your participation status, this course is for you. Medicare is by far the largest health insurer in the country. Take the time to thoroughly learn the Medicare program, and you will better understand your commercial payers too. As they say, “as Medicare goes, so goes the entire insurance industry.”

Medicare 101 is a new online self-study course that explains the Medicare programs and policies that impact oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their staff. This self-paced program includes discussion of Medicare components (Part A, Part B, Part C & Part D), Medicare fraud and abuse, payment policies, appeal processes, and miscellaneous other Medicare-related topics.

Medicare 101 for the OMS
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Medicare 101 for the OMS Course Access
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Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Dental Education (CDE) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) designation for each activity can be found in the 2014 Coding and Billing Course brochure

All of these courses have prior approval for Continuing Education Units on an hour-for-hour basis by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Each attendee will be provided a CE Verification Letter upon completion of the course(s) indicating the number of continuing education units earned.

MyCME

Through MyCME, AAOMS meeting attendees can evaluate sessions and speakers, record credits earned, print their CME transcripts and request their past CME records.