Eligibility Requirements: Attendance is limited to members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the AAOE, MAO and those who are directly employed by members of the AAO, AAOE and/or MAO.
MAO Members and/or their staff: $299
Non-Members of the MAO and/or their staff: $375
Residents/Fellows: No Charge
7:00 am - Breakfast
8:00 am - Course Begins
10:00 am - Break
10:15 am - Course Continues
12:15 pm - Course Concludes
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.
Who should attend?
Ophthalmologists who are responsible for their practice’s revenue, plus technicians, scribes, billers and coders, compliance officers, practice managers/administrators.
Topics for the Four-Hour Session
2023 Coding Updates and the 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
Have a specific coding conundrum?
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before the course and get answers to your personal coding challenges
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.
CME Designation Statement for Virtual (Live)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this internet 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.
CME Designation Statement for Recording
The American Academy Ophthalmology designates this enduring material 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 Only (In-person or Virtual 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 Only (In-person or Virtual Course)
This course is eligible for 4 Category A credits.
On-demand course recording is not available for CEU credits.
Attendance Eligibility Requirements
Attendance is limited to members of the Academy, AAOE, and/or state ophthalmological societies and individuals directly employed by these members.
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement
(State society) 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 (executive director name and email address)
About your Codequest instructor
Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR
Ms. Woodke is the Academy’s director of coding and reimbursement. Her 30+ years of experience in ophthalmology includes all aspects of practice management, accounting, coding and billing. She is the author of The Profitable Retina Practice series, a contributing author of the Academy coding product line and provides private consultation services. Ms. Woodke is a recipient of the Academy's Secretariat and Achievement Awards.