Education


Crack the Codes: Practice Management & Coding Virtual Course

 

Hosted by the experts at KarenZupko & Associates, Crack the Codes is a 7-part virtual course that breaks down a practice management challenge each week to help you and your office staff increase your competency with coding and billing. With strategies for maximizing reimbursement and improving your practice's bottom line, this course pays for itself!

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AOFAS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

 

Registration Fees

AOFAS Members and their entire office team qualify for discounted pricing! Registration is per individual and not meant for group access. The price below includes live and on-demand access to all 7 parts of the course.

  • AOFAS Members: $350

  • Office Staff of AOFAS Members: $350 (use code PMC2023 when registering)

  • Nonmembers: $450

 

Course Sessions

All sessions will be recorded and available to view on the AOFAS OnDemand Education Center (ONE) within 24 hours of the broadcast.


Wednesday, January 11
8:00-9:00 pm Central Time

CPT 2023 Revised Guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) for Inpatient/Observation Services

This session explains the new 2023 CPT E/M guidelines for hospital, observation, consultation, and emergency department (ED) visits.


Wednesday, January 18
8:00-9:00 pm Central Time

CPT Revised Guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E/M) Office/Outpatient Visits (99202-99215)

This session analyzes the revised E/M guidelines (from 2021) for office/outpatient visits and presents them in a distilled, understandable format.


Tuesday, January 31
Noon-1:30 pm Central Time

Revenue Cycle Management: Improve Your Bottom Line

This session will invigorate you and your staff with positive and practical ideas to enhance up-front collections. Faculty will present tools that are easily applied and designed to bring quick results.


Wednesday, February 8
Noon-12:45 pm Central Time

PA and NP Billing Strategies for Both the Office and Hospital

This session offers specific insight regarding the unique challenges of billing for advanced practice providers (APP).


Wednesday, February 15
Noon-1:00 pm Central Time

Fracture Care for Foot & Ankle

This session offers extensive coverage of fracture care, related services, and in-office procedures specific to the foot and ankle.


Tuesday, February 21
Noon-1:00 pm Central Time

Common Surgical Procedures for Foot & Ankle

This session takes a deep dive into the latest coding, billing, and reimbursement strategies for foot and ankle surgeries.


Wednesday, March 1
Noon-1:00 pm Central Time

The Surgical Global Period, Modifiers, and ICD-10 for Foot & Ankle

This session offers a detailed look into the concept of the surgical global period for a better understanding of how payors view surgical payments. Participants will also learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines.

 

Faculty

Jennifer Bell, MSOLE, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CASCC

Jennifer Bell (Jen) has over 30 years of experience in all areas of the revenue cycle with a focus on prospective and retrospective auditing, coding abstraction, and telehealth billing compliance. She has delivered both coding and auditing services and education for a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. Jen’s extensive knowledge and skills in successful appeals and payment recovery processes involving major payors generates positive returns for clients.


Jennifer R. Cabrera, PA-C, MSPA, MPH

As a Board-certified Physician Assistant, Jennifer has spent nearly 20 years in health care, with most of that time in orthopaedics. Her clinical experiences add to her understanding of the importance of solid documentation as well as diagnostic and procedural coding. Jennifer’s rich background in sports medicine and joint reconstruction includes care for both collegiate and professional athletes, plus serving as first assist on surgeries on a range of orthopedic procedures. She has extensive ASC and hospital experience as a service line manager, case management, and with AAAHC and JCAHO accreditations.

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