CPT Codes 2010 Update Seminar
FAX (559) 251-5836 JAN 21
CHIA, 1915 N Fine Ave Ste 104, Fresno CA 93727-1565
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Dates and Locations
Who Should Attend
CPT CODES 2010 UPDATE WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2010
Coders in hospital outpatient, physician office, and Embassy Suites
outpatient facility settings; HIM Directors/Managers, 1345 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek CA 94597
This full-day seminar will include a comprehensive APC Coordinators, Coding Compliance Specialists, HIM (925) 934-2500 (There is a parking fee.)
review of the 2010 CPT and HCPCS code changes Coding Consultants, Coding Managers/Supervisors,
and how these changes impact the work of coders and Compliance Professionals, Finance and Reimbursement THURSDAY, January 21, 2010
chargemaster managers. Details of the code changes personnel, Coding Auditors; Chargemaster staff. Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
with practical examples will be presented. Attendees 3050 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa CA 92626
will gain greater perspective and understanding of the (714) 540-7000 (There is a parking fee.)
rationale behind the new code changes. Materials
Participants are encouraged to bring their CPT code REGISTER by JANUARY 5, 2010 & SAVE!
Examples discussed will assist in understanding books. CHIA Members $135.00
the practical application of the new codes and Non Members $175.00
guidelines to ensure proper and compliant coding for Schedule CHIA Students $100.00
reimbursement. 8:00 am Registration / Beverages and Pastries
9:00 am Program REGISTER AFTER JANUARY 5, 2010
Attendees will learn what services are included in new CHIA Members $180.00
12:00 pm Networking Lunch (included) Non Members $220.00
CPT codes and how they are applied. 1:00 pm Program CHIA Students $145.00
3:30 pm Adjournment
Important topics to be discussed include: PRE-REGISTRATION CUT-OFF:
Four business days prior to the seminar date.
Speakers Walk-in registrations are welcome on a space-available basis only.
• Introduction and overview of the 2010 CPT $20.00 will be added to the applicable fee above.
changes including added, revised, and deleted Melissa Ferron, RHIA, CCS, is President of Melissa For more information call 1.559.251.5038. Send e-mail inquiries to
codes Ferron Healthcare Consulting, LLC. She provides info@CaliforniaHIA.org or visit our Web site and register via
expertise in an array of services associated with
• Changes, including resequencing guidelines, http://www.CaliforniaHIA.org
coding, claims submission and reimbursement. She
modifiers PAYMENT POLICY
has provided direct coding consultation to hospitals Full payment is required with your completed registration form. A copy of an approved
and physicians and offers coding education through check request is acceptable to submit with the registration form.
• Specific CPT changes in areas such as seminars, workshops, and through the establishment CONFIRMATION
Cardiology, General Surgery, Pain Medicine, of colleges courses.
Your registration confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address that you provide.
CANCELLATION and SUBSTITUTIONS
Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, Urology, and Cancellations received up to five working days before the seminar are refundable,
non-physician services Suzanne Forrest, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, is the compliance minus a $30 registration service charge. Cancellations received within five working
days of seminar may request to have a portion of the paid registration fee applied
• Changes in Consultation Services codes and coding education manager for UCSD Healthcare. toward a future CHIA seminar (must be used in 12 months). This request must be
made in writing and the registration service charge will still apply. If you don’t cancel
Ms. Forrest has consulted nationally with hospitals, and don’t attend, you are responsible for full payment. Substitutions may be made;
• Revenue code and CPT/HCPCS combinations physicians and their staff on professional fee billing, the appropriate member or nonmember fee will apply to the substitute. Please contact
CHIA Executive Office to make any cancellations or substitutions.
hospital billing, documentation and coding issues. At CONTINUING EDUCATION
• Which new CPT/HCPCS codes impact the UCSD she educates providers and staff, and provides This program has been approved for five continuing education units for use in fulfilling
chargemaster specialty specific inservice on coding and compliance. the continuing education requirements of AHIMA’s Commission on Certification for
Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM). HIM Domain: Clinical Data
Management & External Forces. This program has the prior approval of the American
• Revenue code assignment to the new codes Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for five continuing education hours. Event
Sponsor No. SEM 385/386. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Provider number 05474 for five contact hours. Certificates of attendance are provided
• Need for new charge items vs. replacement Sponsored by the California Health Information for this seminar.
codes Association. CHIA is an affiliate of the American Health SPECIAL NEEDS
Information Management Association, and has provided If you have any special needs, indicate what accommodations you require on your
• How to handle the updates for Medi-Cal and educational programs for members and other allied CONFERENCE ATTIRE
commercial/HMO payers health professionals for over 60 years. Due to variations in room temperature we suggest you wear layered clothing to ensure