AUA Practice Management & Coding Program On-Demand (2023)

AUA Practice Management & Coding Program On-Demand (2023)

Designed specifically with the practice administrator and coder in mind, this on-demand program addresses the hot topics facing today's urology practices and offers practical advice on how to survive and thrive in the current environment.



  • Angela Gilfillan, CMPE, CASC
  • Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ACS-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer


  • Maintaining Practice Independence
  • Outsourcing for Practice Growth and Efficiencies
  • Utilizing Advanced Practice Providers for Optimal Patient Care and Office Efficiency
  • Mitigating the Burden of Prior Authorizations
  • Creating an Effective Compliance Program
  • Tools and Analytics for Determining the Practice Impact of Changes to the Physician Fee schedule and Reimbursement
  • New Age of Collections and Transparency


  • Evaluation & Management (E/M) Services Update 
  • 2023 CPT Code Changes: Need to Know Updates and Clarifications
  • Billing in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ACS)
  • Correct Use of Modifiers
  • Strategies for Denials: Maximizing your Revenue Stream
  • Public Health Emergency (PHE) Updates: Urology After the PHE
  • 2023 Medicare Updates: Comment Period Hot Topics

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Target Audience

  • Practice Administrators
  • Coders
  • Physicians involved in managing a urology practice
  • Other Office Staff

Learning Objectives

Session One: Practice Management

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

  1. Discuss advance practice provider (APP) integration & utilization in urologic practice to optimize access to care.
  2. Define advanced practice provider (APP) scope of practice, review national APP scope of practice goals, and state adoption of those goals.
  3. Recognize and analyze opportunities to keep their practice a physician owned independent entity.
  4. Evaluate the benefits, drawbacks, and potential risks of outsourcing coding and revenue cycle management services and make informed decisions regarding the suitability of outsourcing for their urology practice.
  5. Recognize the importance of creating a culture of compliance in their practice and list the fundamentals of effective compliance plans.
  6. Identify ideas and strategies to mitigate the burden of prior authorizations.
  7. Identify how changes in the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule may impact their practices.
  8. Recognize the value of a budget and the facile, but fundamental, tactics to build a functional budget.
  9. Interpret and apply the rules and regulations around price transparency and the No Surprises Act.

Session Two: Coding & Reimbursement

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

  1. Determine coding for the appropriate level of evaluation and management.
  2. Interpret and apply billing and coding for proper reimbursement.
  3. Identify and apply best practices in billing processes within an ambulatory surgery center to optimize revenue capture and ensure compliance.
  4. Identify the practice implications created by the expiration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE).
  5. Accurately identify and apply appropriate modifiers in urology coding scenarios, understand the impact of modifiers on reimbursement, and effectively navigate modifier-related challenges to optimize coding accuracy and revenue capture within their medical practice.
  6. List the changes to Medicare Program for 2023.
  7. Identify common causes of claim denials, implement proactive strategies to minimize denials, and develop effective techniques to maximize revenue by effectively appealing and resolving denied claims within their urology practice.
  8. Code complex urological issues and multiple procedures.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

AUA Practice Management & Coding Program On-Demand (2023)

Management, Leadership, and Coding for Your Urology Practice 

Course Co-directors

  • Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CASC
  • Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

Session One: Practice Management

8:00 – 8:10 AM                 Welcome and Introduction

  • Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CASC; Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

8:10 – 9:10 AM                 Utilization of APPs for Maximum Results: Here’s How

  • Jim Kovarik, MS, PA-C

9:10 – 9:40 AM                 APPs: Update on Scope of Practice by State

  • Jim Kovarik, MS, PA-C

9:40 – 9:55 AM                Break

9:55 – 10:30 AM              Management Services Organization (MSO) and other Opportunities:  Maintaining Small Practice Independence

  • Dan Schonwald, CMPE

10:30 – 11:30 AM           Coding and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Outsourcing - The Pros, Cons, and Risks

  • Stephanie Allard, CPC, CEMA, RHIT

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM     Lunch Break

12:15 – 1:15 PM               Creating an Effective Compliance Program Through a Gap Analysis

  • Sean M. Weiss, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC

1:15 – 2:15 PM                Mitigating the Burden of Prior Authorizations

  • Holly Ezell, CRCR

2:15 - 2:30 PM                 Break

2:30 - 3:15 PM                 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: A Practice Analysis

  • Jeff Gorke, MBA

3:15 – 4:00 PM                Understanding How Reimbursement Impacts Your Budget

  • Jeff Gorke, MBA

4:00 – 4:45 PM                New Age of Collections and Transparency

  • Richard Kes, CPA; Holly Ezell, CRCR

4:45 – 5:00 PM                 Todays Hot Topics – What are your concerns?

  • All Faculty

5:00 PM                             Course Adjourns

Session Two: Coding & Reimbursement

9:00 – 9:10 AM               Welcome and Announcements

  • Angela Gilfillan, CPME, CASC; Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ASC-UR, ICD-10-CM AHIMA Trainer

9:10 – 10:10 AM               Evaluation & Management (E/M) Services Update

  • Jonathan N. Rubenstein, MD

10:10 – 10:45 AM            2023 CPT Code Changes: Need to Know Updates and Clarifications

  • Edna R. Maldonado

10:45 – 11:00 AM            Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Panel Discussion: Billing in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)  

  • All Faculty

12:00 – 12:30 PM             Public Health Emergency (PHE) Updates: Urology After the PHE

  • Mark N. Painter, CMPA, BS

12:30 – 1:15 PM               Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:15 PM                 How Well Do You Know Your Modifiers?

  • Edna R. Maldonado

2:15 – 3:00 PM                 2023 Medicare Updates: Comment Period Hot Topics

  • Mark N. Painter

3:00 – 3:15 PM                 Break

3:15 – 3:45 PM                 Strategies for Denials: Maximizing your Revenue Stream

  • Edna R. Maldonado

3:45 – 4:15 PM                 How to Dissect an Operative Note - Challenging Cases

  • Edna R. Maldonado

4:15 – 4:30 PM                 Ask the Experts: Open Mic Q&A

  • All Faculty

4:30 PM                              Course Adjourns


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For a full listing of all faculty disclosures, please visit AUA Practice Management & Coding Program (2023) Faculty Disclosures and click on the "Faculty" tab. 

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.




Learners will participate in this online educational activity by viewing the webcast and completing the post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy and submit the program evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 13.75 hours

Release Date: August, 2023
Expiration Date: August, 2026


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


The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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™.


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.


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 all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate 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.


All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, 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:

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  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
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  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
  • Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
  • Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic


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Available Credit

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


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Cancellation Policy

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel any portion of this activity if a minimum enrollment is not reached before June 9, 2023. If AUA Education & Research cancels any portion of this activity, notification will be sent by June 16, 2023.

Live Courses: 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.

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