Codequest 2023 San Marcos

Saturday, January 14, 2023.  8 am - 12:15 pm

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center

Register online here
or print/send paper reg form

Directions
The San Marcos Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center is located at 1001 E. McCarty Lane, in San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. (512) 392-6450. Click here for driving directions. Self parking is complimentary on the day of Codequest. 

Lodging
We have a small block of rooms available to you for Friday night. To reserve your room at the group rate of $155 plus tax of 15% (overnight parking is $12) call (800) 445-8667 and ask for the TOA Codequest room block. The deadline to book at this reduced rate is December 23. 

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

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

San Marcos Registration Fees  early bird  after Jan 10 
TOA Member and/or Staff $295  $350
Resident or Fellow 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!

Meet Your Instructors

Matthew Baugh, MHA, COT, OCS, OCSR
Mr. Baugh is the Academy's manager of coding and reimbursement. His management experience in ophthalmology includes overseeing compliance, internal audits, and optimizing reimbursement. His clinical experience includes working as an optician, scribe, technician, and ophthalmic technician supervisor. He is a contributing author to the entire line of coding products. Mr. Baugh is a recipient of the Academy's Secretariat 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.

 

CodequestTM 2023

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.
Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Codequest™ provides unparalleled instruction for practices of every size and every specialty.
Codequest is the best way to protect your practice from claim denials and audit recoupments.

Topics for this Four-Hour Session

  • 2023 Coding Updates and their Financial Impact
  • A Comprehensive Review of the Next Wave of E/M Updates
  • Myth-Busters: Top Coding Misconceptions and the Facts to Correct Them
  • Protect Your Revenue and Take Action to Combat Audits, Comparative Billing Reports and Prior Authorization Requests
  • Strategies to Resolve and Prevent Claim Denials
  • Poll the Audience: Coding Competency Challenge
  • Hot Topic: Coding Guidance for MIGS, Canaloplasty and Goniotomy Procedures

Who Should Attend?
Ophthalmologists, technicians, scribes, billers and coders, compliance officers, practice managers/administrators and optometrists. Codequest is appropriate for your entire team. 

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

Registration Eligibility & 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. 

Cancellations received in writing by at least 10 business days beforehand will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be granted sooner than 10 business days before each course. Substitutions are permitted. Contact [email protected] with registration questions. 

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

CME 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.

AAPC CEUs for Live Course 
AAPC will honor 1.0-for-1.0 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A certificate of attendance or completion listing the total CMEs possible for the offering is necessary to show participation. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU. (Source: https://www.aapc.com/medical-coding-education/help/#tab-3. Accessed on Oct. 13, 2022)

IJCAHPO CEUs for Live Course
This course is eligible for 4 Category A credits.

How Do I Claim My Credit?
After the course, go to www.aao.org/codequest-credit, locate your course by city, select course link, complete the short evaluation and download your certificate. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement
TOA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you require a specific accommodation or service to facilitate your participation in a Codequest coding course, please send a message to Rachael Reed at [email protected] 

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.