Level Up at CodequestTM 2020: 

Codequest 2020 is an on-demand webinar. 
Experience Codequest from your own computer on your own schedule by May 31. 

 Pre-registered individuals have been emailed with log in credentials - they can access the course here. (use log in in the middle of the page).

TOA members should log in with their normal user/pass (use the middle section of log in page).

Non-members should log in as follows: 
Your user name is first letter of first name followed by entire last name. Your password is codequest2020. Everything is lower case.
For instance, a registrant named John Smith would log in as jsmith and use the password codequest2020.  

You can watch the course on your own schedule; you can stop and come back to it. All questions will be answered by our Codequest team in a timely fashion and the complete set of Q&A will be available to all.  

Codequest is closed to new registrants. 

CME and CEU information will be provided to paid registrants during the course.  
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Level Up at CodequestTM 2020

Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for professional instruction. We’ll map out the latest coding updates and steer you through the complex maze of payers’ rules, arriving at successful solutions for preventing claim denials and avoiding penalties.

Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and presented in partnership with TOA, Codequest provides unparalleled instruction relevant to all practice sizes, and each session includes valuable information specific to Texas.

How You'll Benefit  

  • New - Timely telehealth updates
  • Boost your documentation and coding performance according to federal and commercial payer rules
  • Implement coding competencies for each specialty
  • Learn to prevent claim denials
  • Prepare for the inevitable audit scenario
  • Codequest is a great resource for helping you prepare to take the OCS exams.

What You'll Cover 
Codequest’s all-new 2020 program is the fastest way to understand this year's critical coding changes, including:

  • Implementation of the new E/M documentation guidelines
  • New cataract/glaucoma codes and criteria for extended and subsequent ophthalmoscopy
  • Important updates of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, CCI, MUE, LCDs and payment changes for 2020
  • Recent events impacting retina reimbursement and audit targets
  • The impact on reimbursement for CCI edit examples
  • MIPS reporting updates for 2020

Bonus - Each attendee will receive fact sheets on these valuable topics:

  • Bundling edits of testing services
  • Frequency of testing services
  • Premium IOL Dos and Don’ts for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Refractions
  • Who can document what components of the history and exam
  • A-scan and ultrasound billing
  • Cataract surgery
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Strabismus add-on codes
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Exams under anesthesia same day as surgery
  • Blepharoplasty and ptosis guide  

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 is a contributor and will participate in emailed Q&A. Dr. Haley 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.

Coding Questions?
Have a specific coding conundrum? Email questions to [email protected] after viewing the course to get customized answers from our coding team to your personal coding challenges.

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

 Registration Fees    
TOA Member and/or Staff $295  
Resident or Fellow Free!  
Non-Member physician and/or Staff  $395  

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

Who Should Participate?

Ophthalmologists, practice administrators, technicians, scribes and billers. 

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 enduring material 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. A quiz is required to obtain IJCAHPO CEU for enduring material. The passing grade is 80%. 

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). 

Who is Eligible to Participate?
Ophthalmologists and all staff  members plus optometrists employed by an ophthalmologist. 

  • 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.