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AUA Coding Seminar


Course Location

The Westin Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

July 20-21, 2018

Saturday Seminar

Saturday Coding
Seminar Only
Starting at $475

Most Popular Option!

Seminar & Workshops

Friday Practice Essentials Seminar
Friday Coding Basics Workshop
Friday Surgical Coding
Challenges Workshop
Saturday Coding Seminar
Starting at $970

Friday Workshops

Practice Essentials Seminar
Coding Basics Workshop
Surgical Coding Challenges Workshop
Starting at $495

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.

An intermediate level course designed to update your CPT coding skills and hone your ICD-10 coding skills from the AUA, a leader in quality urologic education. Physician's CME and Coder's CEUs are available.

  • The latest coding updates and information for 2018
  • Online course materials
  • Optional Friday Workshop Sessions – Take one or all three workshops

Optional Friday Workshops for an additional fee

Session Breakout

Practice Essentials Seminar

9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Coding Basics Workshop

1 – 3 p.m.

Surgical Coding Challenges

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for Friday workshop registrants.

Attendance is limited to 50 participants for all three optional Friday workshop sessions.

Bring your entire coding team! Download a hard copy registration form to take advantage of the "team rates." The first registered attendee from a practice may bring additional participants for a reduced registration rate. The reduced rate for additional attendees (approximately -12%) is determined by the rate paid by the first attendee (Member, PMN subscriber or Non-member). Each attendee must have their own individual AUA ID number. If you do not have an AUA ID number, please complete the "Request AUA ID" form today.

NOTE: The primary registrant must attend for others to obtain team discounts.

Program Schedule

Friday Seminar Agenda

Practice Essentials Seminar Agenda

8:30 a.m.Registration & Breakfast
9 a.m.Identifying and Promoting Effective Practices
11 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m.How to Make the Best Financial Decisions for Your Practice

Coding Basics Workshop Agenda – Edna Maldonado, CPC, ICD-10-CM, AHIMA Trainer

Bring your 2018 CPT Books to this session

12:30 p.m.Registration
1 p.m.Review Urology Section Guidelines
1:30 p.m.Coding Resources
2:30 p.m.Questions & Answers

Surgical Coding Challenges Agenda – Edna Maldonado, CPC, ICD-10-CM, AHIMA Trainer

Bring your 2018 CPT Books to this session

3 p.m.Registration
3:30 p.m.Review Surgical Guidelines
4 p.m.Procedural Coding Exercises
5:15 p.m.Questions & Answers

Saturday Seminar Agenda

Edna Maldonado, CPC, ACS-UR, ICD-10-CM Trainer

Susan Crews, CPC, ICD-10 CM Trainer

Guest Speakers
Jonathan Rubenstein, MD

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Registration—Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.Urology Coding Updates for 2018
(New, Revised & Deleted Code for 2018)
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.What You Need to Know about Medicare Updates!
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.What Your Practice Needs to Know about Prior Authorization!
11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Break
11 – 11:45 a.m.How to Use National & Local Coverage Determinations in Your Practice
(Steps on how to look up LCD's)
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Stay Up to Date with MACRA, MIPS & APM
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Negotiating Payer Contracts
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.Evaluation & Management Documentation Strategies
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Break
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.How Well Do You Know Your Modifiers?
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.Panel Q&A

Course Registration Fees

Saturday Session


Coding Seminar

Before or on June 5, 2018

Coding Seminar

After June 5, 2018

AUA Member or PMN Subscriber$425$475

Friday Evening Sessions
Each session is an additional fee included with the price of the Coding Seminar.

 Coding Basics or
Surgical Coding Challenges Workshop
Surgical Coding Challenges WorkshopPractice Essentials Seminar
AUA Member or PMN Subscriber$165 each$165 each$165
Non-Member$195 each$195 each$195

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.

Cancellation Policy

An administration fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee of 50% of the registration fee will be paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.

Cancellation must be made in writing. Requests may be made via email or fax to or 410-985-3912.


Call 1-800-904-9414 or email

Course Location/Hotel Information

The Westin Las Vegas
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Make your reservation today!

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.

To hold a reservation, a major credit card number must be provided.

$149 single/double occupancy. Make your reservation online or call 866-837-4215. Reference the group code when making your reservation over the phone to receive the special group rate. Group Code: AUA Coding Seminar 2018

Cut-off Date

Tuesday, June 28, 2018
Once the AUA group block is full, which may be prior to the cut-off date, the AUA is unable to guarantee rooms at this rate or at this hotel.


4 p.m.


11 a.m.


The Westin Las Vegas Hotel is approximately 3 miles/15 minute from Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport. Taxi service is available for approximately $15 one-way. Travel time and fares are dependent on the time of day and traffic conditions. Additional transportation information and directions.

Car Rental

Hertz is pleased to offer special discounted car rental rates to AUA course and meeting attendees. Make your car rental reservation online or call 1-800-654-2240 and mention the AUA discount code CDP# 1953476.


Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

CME Information

AUA Accreditation Information


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Evidence Based Content

It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

AUA Disclosure Policy

All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest

All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.

Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment

The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission

Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs

The American Urological Association complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.


Earn AAPC Coding Certification Credit While You Learn


Each of the Friday evening sessions have each been approved for 1.50 CEUs and the Saturday program has been approved for 7.25 CEUs by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program content or the program sponsor.