Codequest 2022 Dallas

Saturday, March 26, 2022.  8 am - 12:15 pm
UTSW Medical Center, Gooch Auditorium

Register online here
or print/send paper reg form.

Info for claiming CME/CEU credits

Directions

On the UTSW campus, the Gooch Auditorium is near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Butler/Kay Bailey Hutchinson Drive. Detailed parking directions will be emailed in advance. 

Schedule
7 - 8 am: Registration for & Hot Breakfast Buffet
8 - 9:30 am: Course 
9:30 - 9:45 am: Break
9:45 am - 12:15 pm: Course

CodequestTM 2022

Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for four hours of professional coding education vital to your success. We’ll map out the latest coding updates, review key competencies, test your knowledge and steer you towards successful solutions for preventing claim denials.

Who should attend? Ophthalmologists. They are ultimately responsible. Also, physician support staff: Technicians and scribes, billers and coders, compliance, practice managers/administrators. Codequest is appropriate for practices of every size. 

Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Codequest™ is the best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audit recoupments.

What to Expect in 2022's All New Program: 

  • 2022 Coding Update and the Financial Impact
  • Coding Competency Challenge
  • Modifier Mastery
  • Compliance Begins in the Exam Lane
  • Coding for Injectable Drugs
  • You’ve Got Mail: Answers to Most Frequently Asked Questions
  • From Cloning to Missing: Avoid the Top 5 Documentation Deficiencies
  • What’s the Verdict? E/M vs. Eye Visit Codes for 2022

Have a Specific Coding Conundrum?
Email questions to [email protected] before the course and get answers to your personal coding challenges. Mention that you are attending the Dallas course. 

Instructors  

Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR is the Academy's coding and practice management executive. Her 30+ years of experience in ophthalmology includes all aspects of practice management, accounting, coding and billing. Joy is the author of The Profitable Retina Practice series, a contributing author of the Academy coding product line, and provides private consulting services. Ms. Woodke is a recipient of the Academy's Secretariat and Achievement Awards.

 


John Haley, MD, OCS has been in practice in Garland, Texas since 1976 and is a past president of the TOA. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been chairman of the TOA Third Party Liaison Committee for over 25 years and represents TOA on the Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee. Dr. Haley serves on the Academy CPT Committee and has been on the Academy Health Policy Committee since its inception. We are fortunate to have this physician's perspective at Codequest.

 

  Contact Rachael at [email protected] or (512) 370-1504 with registration questions. 

Dallas Registration Fees  early bird by March 18  after March 18
TOA Member and/or Staff $295  $350
Resident or Fellow Free!  Free!
Non-Member physician and/or Staff  $395  $450

 Ophthalmologists - join during registration so you and/or your staff may attend at the member rate!

Registration & Cancellation 
Codequest is a benefit provided to members of the Texas Ophthalmological Association and their staff. All registration will be done through the TOA. Please note: 

  • TOA members must be logged in to receive discount for self and/or staff if registering online. 
  • Non-member ophthalmologists may register themselves and/or staff at the non-member rate, or apply for membership on the same registration form to receive discounts.
  • Residents/Fellows may register only themselves, no others.
  • This course is NOT appropriate for non-Academy coding instructors or consultants, even those employed by an ophthalmologist. 
  • Optometrists employed by an ophthalmologist may attend, but no optometry-specific CEUs are offered. 

Substitutions are permitted on site. Contact [email protected] with registration questions or cancellation requests. 

ADA/Special Assistance
Secure appropriate auxiliary aids or services as identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in advance of the meeting. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. Email Rachael at [email protected] with your needs. 

CME and CEU Credits Available
As a Codequest attendee, you are eligible to claim CME or CEU credits. Consult your course handbook for instructions on how to claim them. Claim credits within 30 days of the course date.

CME for Physicians 
Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Completion

AAPC Certificate
AAPC members will receive instructions to download a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

IJCAHPO CE Credits 
For live events only: 4 hours of Category A IJCAHPO credit.
For recordings: Credit requirements are determined by your type of certification. Verification of awarded credits should be confirmed with IJCAHPO.

Please note that no optometry-specific continuing education is offered.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
The American Academy of Ophthalmology specifically disclaims any and all liability for errors in, omissions from, or use of any information provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, its employees, agents or representatives, including but not limited to, injuries or other damages of any kind for any and all claims that may arise out of the use of any idea, technique or method demonstrated or described in any material by any presenter and/or author, whether such claims are asserted by a physician or any other person.

All information provided by the Academy, its owners, employees, agents, or representatives who participate in the Academy’s AAOE coding services is based on information deemed to be current and reliable. The Academy does not provide legal or accounting services or advice, and the Society and the course attendees should seek legal and/or accounting advice as appropriate to them, their owners, employees, agents or representatives. Coding and reimbursement is a complicated process involving continually changing rules and the application of judgment to factual situations. The Academy does not guarantee or warrant that either public or private payers will agree with its opinions. The Academy shall not be liable to the Society and course attendees to any extent whatsoever for inadvertent errors in or omissions from any such information provided by the Academy, its employees agents or representatives. The Academy’s sole liability for providing the coding information shall be limited to the amount paid to the Academy for the coding service.

Contact Rachael at [email protected] or (512) 370-1504 with questions.