AUA 2021 Coding Seminar (2021) - Saturday General Session

Las Vegas, NV US
July 17, 2021

​​​​​The AUA Coding Seminar is back in Las Vegas on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17, 2021!

AUA 2021 Coding Seminar (2021): Saturday General Session

Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 8:30 am - 4:45 pm  

Join All-Star Faculty and experience this intermediate level, multi-faceted, in-person seminar designed to educate learners on the latest Evaluation & Management, Medicare and coding updates and how to properly code the new changes in CPT. Coder's CEUs* are available.  

*Saturday General Session approved for 6.5 CEUs.


AUA Coding Seminar - COVID-19 Protocols

  • The health and safety of our attendees, including registrants, staff, and guests, is our highest priority. The AUA is working with the Westin Las Vegas Hotel to ensure the 2021 Coding Seminar complies with all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended safety guidelines as well as federal, state of Nevada and Clark County guidelines.
  • As conditions evolve and new information becomes available, changes will be made to our COVID-19 Safety Policies and communicated to attendees prior to the first day of the Coding Seminar.
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test results or vaccinations will not be required to participate in the Coding Seminar and programming (although the U.S. continues to require all international visitors over the age of 2 to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three calendar days of travel and provide documentation of a negative PCR or Antigen result to their airline before being allowed to board). Your personal commitment to adhering to all safety policies is imperative to the health and wellbeing of others attending the 2021 Coding Seminar:
    • If you are sick, stay home.
    • Follow all U.S. and International travel guidelines.
    • Masks are mandatory in all areas for unvaccinated attendees.
    • Practice safe hand hygiene: hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed throughout the general session and meal rooms, by the registration table and at food buffet lines.
    • Be mindful and respectful of personal space: all participants in the program will be seated in the general session at least 3 feet from others.
    • Self-monitor, report and isolate if you experience any symptoms or exposure: a quarantine room will be available to the group in the event an attendee, speaker or staff member feels ill while in Las Vegas.
    • If you are in need of a COVID-19 test while onsite, please visit Nevada Health Response to locate testing locations in proximity to the Westin Las Vegas Hotel. The length of time required to obtain results varies by location and test type. 

What the Westin Las Vegas is doing to ensure your Health and Safety:

Cleaning and Sanitization

  • Westin staff will disinfect all surfaces in the general session room during programmed breaks, including a spray disinfectant during lunch breaks and following the conclusion of the session each day.
  • Westin staff systematically and frequently sanitize “high-touch” surfaces throughout the hotel.
  • Touchless dispensers for hand sanitizing are provided throughout the hotel.

Food and Beverage

  • Westin staff follow enhanced sanitization guidelines when preparing and serving food, including wearing masks and gloves.
  • All food and beverages will be served by hotel service staff from behind Plexiglas or made easy for pick up.

Westin Procedures for Staff

  • All hotel staff are required to wear masks while in the Westin
  • All guest rooms are thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and can be cleaned throughout your stay upon request.
  • All staff are required to scan their temperature upon entering the Westin each day and are marked with a wristband showing they have been screened for COVID symptoms.

AUA 2021 Coding Seminar (2021) - Saturday General Session Registration Fees

Membership

Saturday General Session

Category

Early Bird – on or before June 4, 2021

Standard – on or after June 5, 2021

AUA Member

$399

$499

Practice Managers’ Network (PMN) Subscriber

$399

$499

Non-member

$499

$629

Save 25% by becoming a PMN Subscriber! If you're not currently a PMN subscriber and would like to join, please do and unlock your PMN benefits today! 

Target Audience

  • Urologist
  • Resident
  • Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants)
  • Non-Urologist (MD or DO)
  • Nurse
  • Medical Technician/Assistant
  • Medical Student
  • Practice Manager

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. List the changes to Medicare Program for 2021.
  2. Determine coding for the appropriate level of evaluation and management.
  3. Code complex urological issues and multiple procedures.
  4. Describe the relationship between encounter documentation and code selection.
  5. Describe coding information to be used in the everyday practice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
05/11/2021
Course expires: 
07/17/2024
Event starts: 
07/17/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
07/17/2021 - 4:45pm
Price:
$629.00
Rating: 
0

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Saturday General Session: 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM

8:00 – 8:30 AM               Registration and Breakfast                                

8:30 – 8:40 AM               Welcome and Announcements - Lane C. Childs, MD, FACSEdna R. Maldonado, CPC

8:40 – 9:40 AM               Evaluation & Management Recap and March 9 Technical Update - Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD

  Q&A Moderator: Edna R. Maldonado, CPC

  Panelists: Jennifer Bepple, MD; Lane C. Childs, MD, FACS; Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA, MBS

9:40 – 10:10 AM             Telemedicine and Telephone Documentation and Billing - Jennifer Bepple, MD

10:10 – 10:25 AM           Break

10:25 – 11:25 AM           Medicare Update 2021 - Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA, MBS

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM     Insurance Updates - Edna R. Maldonado, CPC; Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA, MBS

12:00 – 1:00 PM             Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 PM               MIPS, MACRA, & APMs: Quality Payment Program - Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA, MBS

2:00 – 3:00 PM               CPT Modifiers: A Deep Dive for Most Accurate Billing - Edna R. Maldonado, CPC

3:00- 3:15 PM                 Break

3:15 – 3:45 PM               Effective Use of NCCI Edits for Clean Claims - Edna R. Maldonado, CPC

3:45 – 4:15 PM               Chart Documentation Strategies: How to Protect Your Practice from Audits - Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD

  Q&A Moderator: Edna R. Maldonado, CPC

  Panelists: Lane C. Childs, MD, FACS; Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA, MBS

4:15 – 4:45 PM               Panel Q&A Coding Scenarios

      Q&A Moderator: Lane C. Childs, MD, FACS 

  Panelists: Edna R. Maldonado, CPC; Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA, MBS

4:45 PM                          Course Adjourns

The Westin Las Vegas
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
+1 (702) 836-5900

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.


 

Group Rate: $155 plus taxes and fees. Reservations can be made by visiting https://book.passkey.com/e/50121628 or calling 1-866-837-4215.  Please reference “AUA Coding Seminar” when making your reservation to receive the special group rate. 

Hotel website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lasvw-the-westin-las-vegas-hotel-and-spa

 


AUA Coding Seminar - COVID-19 Protocols

  • The health and safety of our attendees, including registrants, staff, and guests, is our highest priority. The AUA is working with the Westin Las Vegas Hotel to ensure the 2021 Coding Seminar complies with all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended safety guidelines as well as federal, state of Nevada and Clark County guidelines.
  • As conditions evolve and new information becomes available, changes will be made to our COVID-19 Safety Policies and communicated to attendees prior to the first day of the Coding Seminar.
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test results or vaccinations will not be required to participate in the Coding Seminar and programming (although the U.S. continues to require all international visitors over the age of 2 to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three calendar days of travel and provide documentation of a negative PCR or Antigen result to their airline before being allowed to board). Your personal commitment to adhering to all safety policies is imperative to the health and wellbeing of others attending the 2021 Coding Seminar:
    • If you are sick, stay home.
    • Follow all U.S. and International travel guidelines.
    • Masks are mandatory in all areas for unvaccinated attendees.
    • Practice safe hand hygiene: hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed throughout the general session and meal rooms, by the registration table and at food buffet lines.
    • Be mindful and respectful of personal space: all participants in the program will be seated in the general session at least 3 feet from others.
    • Self-monitor, report and isolate if you experience any symptoms or exposure: a quarantine room will be available to the group in the event an attendee, speaker or staff member feels ill while in Las Vegas.
    • If you are in need of a COVID-19 test while onsite, please visit Nevada Health Response to locate testing locations in proximity to the Westin Las Vegas Hotel. The length of time required to obtain results varies by location and test type. 

What the Westin Las Vegas is doing to ensure your Health and Safety:

Cleaning and Sanitization

  • Westin staff will disinfect all surfaces in the general session room during programmed breaks, including a spray disinfectant during lunch breaks and following the conclusion of the session each day.
  • Westin staff systematically and frequently sanitize “high-touch” surfaces throughout the hotel.
  • Touchless dispensers for hand sanitizing are provided throughout the hotel.

Food and Beverage

  • Westin staff follow enhanced sanitization guidelines when preparing and serving food, including wearing masks and gloves.
  • All food and beverages will be served by hotel service staff from behind Plexiglas or made easy for pick up.

Westin Procedures for Staff

  • All hotel staff are required to wear masks while in the Westin
  • All guest rooms are thoroughly cleaned before your arrival and can be cleaned throughout your stay upon request.
  • All staff are required to scan their temperature upon entering the Westin each day and are marked with a wristband showing they have been screened for COVID symptoms.

 

Education Council Disclosures

PDF iconEducation Council Disclosures 2021.pdf

COI Review Work Group Disclosures

PDF icon COI Review Work Group Disclosures 2021

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

ACCREDITATION: 

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 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OTHER LEARNERS: 

The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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) 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.

MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST: 

All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation 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 mitigate 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 AUA COI Review Work Group.
  • 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: 

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.


AUA PARTICIPANT INFORMATION & POLICIES

Disclaimer: 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.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs and electronic reproductions of such meetings and activities.

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 AUA 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.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Non-Physician Participation

Price

Price:
$629.00
Please login or register to take this course.

AUA 2021 Coding Seminar (2021) - Saturday General Session Registration Fees

Membership

Saturday General Session

Category

Early Bird – on or before June 4, 2021

Standard – on or after June 5, 2021

AUA Member

$399

$499

Practice Managers’ Network (PMN) Subscriber

$399

$499

Non-member

$499

$629

Save 25% by becoming a PMN Subscriber! If you're not currently a PMN subscriber and would like to join, please do and unlock your PMN benefits today! 


Cancellation Policy

Live Course: An administrative 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 is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course. 

Webcast: Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the live course. Subscription fees will not be refunded after the cancellation period. Purchases after the live course date are not eligible for a refund. 

Registration Transfer: Customers switching from an option of lesser value to a higher value will be required to pay the difference in cost between the two options. Switching to an option of lesser value from a higher value must be made no later than to six weeks prior to the course and will be subject to an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the course from which they are transferring. Transfer of registration from a higher value option to an option of lesser value past six weeks prior to the course will not receive a refund. 

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912.  Questions? Call 1-800-908-9414 or email registration@AUAnet.org.  

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before June 11, 2021. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent by June 18, 2021.  

Attendee Information & Policies 

AUA Anti-Harassment Policy 

AUA Commitment: AUA is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas and is free of harassment and discrimination. All meeting participants are expected to behave professionally and treat others with respect, follow venue rules, and alert AUA staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress. 

Reporting Harassment: It is the policy of the AUA that all meeting participants will enjoy an environment free from discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Harassing or offensive behavior by meeting participants will not be tolerated. If an individual experiences or witnesses harassment, he or she should contact Janet Skorepa, AUA EVP, at jskorepa@AUAnet.org or Diane Bieri, AUA General Counsel, at dbieri@AUAnet.org or use a venue phone and ask for security if he or she feels unsafe. All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to promptly. 

The AUA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including refusing or revoking the registration of any individual, without refund, as long as such refusal is consistent with applicable law and AUA policy. 

Disclaimer: 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 American Urological Association (AUA). 

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities. 

Audio, Video, 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 AUA. 

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs: The AUA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, a written request should be submitted at least one month in advance. For additional assistance with your request please call 1-800-908-9414.