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Session Information

SYM S002 - Coding & Documentation

Open admission, no tuition or ticket.

Subject:

Date: Thursday, August 16

CME Credits: 2.75

Location: Ballroom A

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Allan S. Wirtzer, MD, FAAD

Speakers:

  • Wayne M. Marley, MD, FAAD
  • Howard Wooding Rogers, MD, FAAD
  • Fitzgeraldo A. Sanchez, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of evaluation and management, and surgical coding
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the proper use of modifiers
  • Formulate plans to improve documentation in the office setting

Description:
Providing dermatologic services to your patients does not automatically entitle you to be paid. To be appropriately reimbursed we must be familiar with hundreds of numeric and alpha-numeric codes and modifiers. And to support the use of such codes, our documentation has to include specific details of our service. This session is intended to add to the knowledge of all dermatologists - those wishing to improve their coding as well as those who consider themselves competent. Our guarantee - "No one leaves without a coding and documentation tip to take back to their office."

References:

  • CPT 2012

Schedule:

Thursday, August 16
9:00 AMINTRODUCTION / Dr. Wirtzer
9:10 AMEVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT /
9:30 AMCODING FOR SURGICAL SERVICES / Dr. Rogers
9:50 AMMODIFIERS / Dr. Sanchez
10:10 AMBREAK /
10:25 AMSURVIVING AN AUDIT / Dr. Marley
10:45 AMEHR AND CODING /
11:05 AMBONUS - OFFICE MANAGEMENT TIPS / Dr. Wirtzer
11:25 AMQUESTIONS AND ANSWERS / All faculty