Codequest 2020 [February 22, 2020]

7901 34th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
Saturday, February 22, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:15 PM) (CST)
7:00am - Registration/Breakfast 8:00am - Course 9:30am - Break 9:45am - Course 12:15pm - Course concludes Codequest offers 4 CME, IJCAHPO and COE credits, and a certificate of completion for AAPC CME: 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 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. JCAHPO CE Credits: Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 4.0 JCAHPO “A” CE Credits for completion of this course. NBCOE CE Credits: This American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest course has been approved for 4 Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) credits by the National Board for the Certification of Ophthalmic Executives (NBCOE). The COE credential is the property of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) and is administered by the NBCOE.
Event Details

Coding doesn’t get easier. So professionals get better. 

Level up at American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest™ 2019

Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional education and training. We’ll steer you through regulatory roadblocks and the complex maze of federal and commercial payers’ rules, arriving at solutions for appropriately maximizing all your reimbursements.

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


  • Acquire valuable insights for protecting your practice
  • Boost your coding performance
  • Prepare for the inevitable audit scenario
  • Learn to resolve claim denials


Codequest’s all-new 2019 program will help you understand:

  • The most important updates of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, CCI, MUE, LCDs and payment changes for 2019
  • Imminent changes to E/M codes and extended/subsequent ophthalmoscopy
  • Up-to-date documentation rules for exams, tests, minor and major surgeries 
  • How to select the correct modifier for every situation. Learn how to avoid the common modifier mistakes that cause practices to lose thousands of dollars each year. 
  • How to resolve claim denials: identify the cause and implement solutions
  • Informed recommendations for coding and billing success (e.g. prior authorization, MIGS coverage, vial drug administration and more)
  • 30+ recommendations from successful practices
  • Prior authorization checklist – what is your form missing?
  • How to code from an operative report
  • MIGS:  What’s covered, what’s not
  • Calculations for multidose vial drug administration
  • Exam and testing coverage and frequency for patients on high-risk medication
  • Billing for two surgeons in the same operative session 

Substitutions and cancellations: Substitutions can be made prior to the seminar without incurring an additional fee. Cancellations more than 10 working days before the seminar date will be fully refunded. Cancellations thereafter will be subject to a $50 per person service charge. Registrants who do not cancel prior to the seminar date are liable for the entire seminar fee.

Program cancellation policy: If it is necessary for the MAO/AAO to cancel the program or turn you away due to space limitations, we will refund the registration fee in full. However, we cannot be held responsible for any charges for airline tickets caused by space limitations or program cancellations. For more information call the MAO at (651) 645-2452.

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 MAO 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 or 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 MAO 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 by to the Academy for the coding service.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Tyler Verry CAE
Contact Organization:
Minnesota Academy Of Ophthalmology
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