Earn Practice Management CME Via AAN Audio Conferences

April 6, 2009

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The Academy is helping members take some of the confusion out of coding. The 2009 Coding Audio Conferences review proper coding in common circumstances, helping participants to code with greater precision. The Academy will help you receive what you deserve with a series of four audio conferences presented by coding experts. The essential knowledge presented in these conferences helps practicing neurologists code for the exacting work they perform every day.

"New codes are introduced and existing codes are modified each year, so accurate coding is a challenge even to the most experienced physicians and office managers," said Neil A. Busis, MD, FAAN, chair of the Medical Economics and Management Committee. "We know from the results of our 2008 survey of residents that they especially are looking for assistance with coding. These phone conferences should provide many answers and helpful guidance to the many Academy members who are involved with patient care."

Upon completion, physician participants will receive 1 CME credit per call, up to 4 CME credits total. Non-neurologists (i.e., practice managers) will receive a certificate of completion redeemable for credits. Topics and presenters include:

  • June 17: CPT Coding for Neurologic Procedures
    Program director: Neil A. Busis, MD, FAAN
  • August 18: Avoid Coding Pitfalls and Reduce Claim Denials
    Program Director: Mary McDermott, MBA, CPC
  • October 13: ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding for Neurologists and an Introduction to ICD-10-CM
    Program Director: Laura B. Powers, MD, FAAN
  • November 17: E/M: Minimize Mistakes, Maximize Reimbursement
    Program Director: Peter D. Donofrio, MD, FAAN

NOTE: All calls are scheduled for 1 hour, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Participants—including office staff as well as neurologists—enjoy increased savings by signing up for multiple conferences. Individual conferences costs$149, but participants will save $99 if they sign up for two or $198 if they sign up for three. Signing up for all four conferences will save $297—a 50-percent reduction. The price of each conference is per phone line, so several people can listen in from one office, making these sessions particularly cost effective as well as educational.

Register now.

Read more about the 2009 Coding Audio Conferences.