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AUA Coding Seminar

Maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Course Location
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
Tampa, FL

March 14 – 15, 2014


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.

Friday – Saturday Coding Seminars in 2014

The latest coding updates and information for 2014

Friday Afternoon/Evening Coding Workshops

ICD-10 Coding Challenges – 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Refreshments – 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Surgical Coding Challenges – 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Optional, for an additional fee – attendance is limited for each Friday workshop session
Refreshments provided to attendees of these workshops

Registrants will be encouraged to send in their most challenging operative notes for analysis by the group.

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 practice 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.

Friday Seminar Agenda


Edna R. Perez, CPC, ACS-UR, AHIMA ICD-10-CM Trainer
Deanne Hicks, CCS-P
Rick Rutherford, CMPE, CHA

ICD-10 Coding Challenges Agenda
Bring your 2014 ICD-10-CM Draft Code Set to this Session!

3:15 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Review Guidelines

3:45 p.m.

ICD-10-CM Coding Exercises

4:45 p.m.

Questions & Answers

5 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Surgical Coding Challenges Agenda
Bring your 2014 Coding Books (CPT) to this Session!

5:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.

Review Surgical Guidelines

5:45 p.m.

Procedural Coding Exercises

6:45 p.m.

Questions & Answers

Saturday Seminar Agenda

Edna R. Perez, CPC, ACS-UR
Deanne Hicks, CCS-P
Richard Rutherford, CMPE, CHA

Guest Speakers
M. Ray Painter, MD, FACS
Mark Painter, President, PRS Urological Svc. Corp.

7 - 7:30 a.m.

Registration—Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8 a.m.

Coding Current Events – New Codes, Payer Policy Changes and Payer Edits

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Evaluation and Management Coding – Honing your Skills

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 – 10:40 a.m.

Site of Service Complexities – Hospital-Owned Practices, "Incident To" Services, Shared Visits

10:40 – 11:15 a.m.

Mastery of Patient Obligations – ACA Exchange Patients, New HIPAA requirements, Out -of-Network Services

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Major Payer Updates – Medicare & MA Changes, Medicaid Expansion and Audits, Pre-Payment Reviews, Ancillary Service Concerns

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Appropriate Unbundling Tactics – Intra & Postoperative Services, Modifier–25 Usage, Global Codes

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Medical Necessity and Audit-Proof Documentation -EHR Cloning and E&M Coding Modules, ICD-10-CM Documentation Hints

4:30 p.m.

Q&A & Wrap up

Course Location/Hotel Information
Sheraton Riverwalk Tampa
200 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

To hold a reservation, a major credit card number must be provided.
$169 single/double occupancy. Attendees must make their own room reservations directly with the hotel. Book reservations soon to receive the discount. Room blocks may sell out prior to the cut-off dates. Be sure to mention the AUA Coding Seminar to receive the group rate.

Prize Drawing: Registrants who book rooms at each seminar within the AUA block by the Cut-off Date are automatically entered in a drawing for a free one-year Premium subscription to the AUA Practice Managers' Network (PMN).

Cut-off Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hotel Reservations: 1-800-325-3535
Hotel Reservations Online:

AUA Accreditation Information

CME Purpose

The mission of the American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc., (AUAER) Office of Education is to provide quality continuing medical education that is independent, free of commercial bias, and based on valid content to enhance the clinical competence and performance of urologists and the urologic care team.

Content Areas

Continuing Medical Education is provided by the AUAER in all domains of urology. The AUAER also provides education in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education/American Board of Medical Specialties core competencies for physicians.

Target Audience

The primary target audiences are AUA members, urology residents, urology sub-specialty fellows, and other members of the urologic care team.

Types of Activities Provided

The AUAER sponsors evidence-based education using adult learning principles in the form of:

Intended Outcomes of the CME Program

The CME program intends to:


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 10.25 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:

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 or AHIMA Coding Certification Credit While You Learn


Each of the Friday evening sessions have each been approved for 1.00 CEUs and the Saturday program has been approved for 7.25 CEUs by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program content or the program sponsor.


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