Medical billing and coding are two processes that are essential for the healthcare industry. The industry depends on billing and coding specialists to generate and maintain accurate medical billing and health insurance details. It is crucial that these specialists stay updated with coding changes and payer plan requirements that may change each year.
“CodingCon 2014 – The 7th Annual Medical Coding, Billing and Reimbursement National Conference” will be hosted by The Coding Institute, LLC in Orlando, Florida from December 5-7, 2014. The prime objective behind organizing this multi-specialty conference is to equip and educate medical billers, coders, practice managers and related healthcare professionals on important guidelines, updates, practices and new changes that are implemented each financial year.
The event focuses on dealing with the significant changes happening in the healthcare domain and avoiding the anticipated coding and billing confusions in 2015. The program will include practical specialty sessions focusing on the latest coding, reimbursement and compliance rules and pitfalls.
This year’s conference will include interactive sessions to make learning easy and effective. It will cover more than 50 sessions on a wide variety of topics such as practice management, billing, compliance, auditing, revenue cycle management and medical coding. The sessions will cover up-to-date insights and practical applications of 2015 code changes (ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS). In addition, it will provide attendees specialized networking sessions, opportunity to qualify for AAPC’s ICD-10 recertification test by attending ICD-10 track and earn up to 19.5 CEUs. This will make them eligible to track correct coding and reimbursement with the CPT® changes in 2015. In addition, attendees will have the unique option to switch from one specialty track to another at no additional charge.
The following sessions are included in the CodingCon 2014 conference:
- 4 hour pre-conference workshops for coders on the prominent benefits of ICD-10 over ICD-9.
- 9 specialty tracks – ICD-10 general/traditional ICD-10, general surgery, home health, Obstetrics & gynecology, orthopedics, pain management, pathology/lab, pediatrics, urology.
- Information on ICD-10 coding system and tips on successful and smooth transition to the new coding system.
- Discussions on new concepts for laterality, borderline diagnosis, 7th characters that change in meaning (based on ICD-10 chapter) and new “excludes” definitions.
- Post conference workshops.
Apart from this, the conference will also include discussions on how to escape audits and steer clear of claim slow-down during the transition. Participants will have the unique opportunity to network with their peers and share their valuable experiences and ideas. It is expected that CodingCon 2014 will be attended by more than 800 physician practices, healthcare organizations and health insurance company decision makers across the United States and territories. More than 200 people have already registered at http://www.codingconferences.com/.