Level Up: Codequest Houston

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - Norris Conference Center, Houston/City Centre
8 am - 12:15 pm
Continental Breakfast and Refreshments provided. 

Register Online (members should log in first to receive discounts).
or View/Print a registration form.


Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR is the Academy’s director of coding and reimbursement. Her experience in ophthalmology includes coding, reimbursement, practice management and clinical and surgical assistance. She is the content director for the Academy's entire line of coding products, including the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist Retina Exam, and recipient of the Academy's Achievement Award and IJCAHPO Statesmanship Award.






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.

7 - 8 am: Registration/Continental Breakfast 
8 - 9:30 am: Course
9:30 - 9:45 am: Break
9:45 am - 12:15 pm: Course
Registration Fees
  by March 23 after March 23
TOA Member and/or Staff $295  $350
Resident or Fellow Free!  Free!
Non-Member physician and/or Staff  $395  $450
Ophthalmologists - join along with registration so you and/or your staff may attend at the member rate!

The Norris Conference Center is located on the west side of Houston near the intersection of I-10 and Loop 8, at 816 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024. (713) 590-0950. Map and detailed directions here. The parking garage attached to the Center offers free self parking on levels 2, 3, and 4. The entrance to Codequest in the Red Oak Ballroom is level 3.

From Inside the Parking Garage – 3rd Level (Main Entrance):
Follow signs for “Red Oak Ballroom” and “Norris Conference Centers” leading up to the 3rd floor. The 3rd floor will be half covered parking and half un-covered parking. You may park anywhere on this level that does not have a reserved sign. To enter the building to our front entrance, go through the big green double doors to the far right hand corner of the garage.

From Inside the Parking Garage – 4th Level:
The 4th level (roof top) of the parking garage is the last level which is all un-covered parking. You may park anywhere on this floor. To enter our facility from here, please use the doors at the far left side of the roof top. From inside those doors you will use the stairs or elevators to go down one floor. Elevator will be labeled “2 – Hotel, Conference, Parking.”

We do not have a block of rooms reserved for this meeting, but the Hotel Moran is connected to the conference center via sky walk.

Important Registration Information
  • Non-member ophthalmologists may register themselves and/or staff at the non-member rate, or join along with registration to receive discounts.
  • Residents/Fellows may register only themselves, no staff.
  • Consultants and non-Academy coding instructors (including those employed by an ophthalmologist), may NOT attend Codequest. 
  • Optometrists employed by an ophthalmologist may attend, but note that no optometry-specific CEUs are offered.
  • Substitutions are permitted, even day of. 

Credit Information

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.

Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 4.0 IJCAHPO Group “A” CE Credits for completion of this course.

AAPC Certificate
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Maintenance of Certification: Part II Self-Assessment 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification DirectoryLevel Up at Codequest 2020: Houston has met the requirements as a MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards: Ophthalmology. 

As an approved activity for MOC, the Continuing Medical Education (CME) statement provided to you by the appropriate accreditation organization and or credit system, along with the following ABMS MOC Approval statement, should be inserted or otherwise appear on print and digital education materials related to this activity. The MOC approval statement serves as a guide to diplomates submitting the approved CME/MOC activity to their Member Board(s).