NEW: If you missed or were unable to attend our most recent seminars you can now purchase your Seminar Packet online (CA, IL, WA, NJ, & FL)

We Help You Grow Your Practice

A highly informative course that will be the best investment in your practice prosperity. In this 8 hour day, learn what you must know and what is on the horizon to guarantee your practice thrives. This course will assist you in taking the next step to bring your practice potential to new heights, and set you on a course of success for the 2019 year

Summer Update

  • Carrier changes for VA Choice and PC3 with updates for acupuncture care and standard episode of care
  • CIGNA updated codes late spring has had its greatest change and update and now allows 500+ diagnosis codes acupuncture reimbursement
  • Evicore updated codes and has added codes for menstruation, menopause and many anxiety disorders that are payable for acupuncture
  • Changes and additions for Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Health Care, ASH, et al – The acupuncture protocols for diagnosis coding and reimbursement specific to each carrier
  • Dry Needling coding update for 2019 and where acupuncture fits
  • Traditional medicine (TM) diagnosis and an introduction to ICD11 that includes TM Diagnosis
  • Fee Schedules – Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, et al that update January 1
  • 2019 update for Relative Value Units (RVU) values to aid in establishing a fair and competent fee structure
  • Legalities for discounts- Cash, Prompt Pay, Pre-Paid, et al and integrating insurance to a cash practice

E & M Coding

  • How to properly choose and document E&M and assure compliance to the guidelines (examination and consultation differentiation)
  • Understand how 99203 does not equal 99213 on a re-exam per the E&M Guidelines
  • Assure you have chosen the correct code based on the level of exam including how many bullets and elements are required for each level of E&M service (E&M guidelines)
  • Samples and examples of exams and the correct code level for each
  • The rules to determine the billing of additional E&M beyond the initial exam
  • How to use an E&M code for extended counseling

Coding

  • Rules for acupuncture coding 97810-97814 and documenting the level of service
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation codes – What is and is not in the scope of acupuncture
  • How to ensure physical medicine is payable under the equality provision of section 2706 of the ACA
  • Learn and understand to use modifiers to ensure reimbursement 25, 59, GP
  • Timed vs untimed services and what is required to satisfy minimum necessary rules
  • Coding for tui na, gwasha, cupping, moxibustion, massage, exercise, heat and other physical medicine services

Documentation

  • Documentation requirements for acupuncture and how to format, produce and be compliant
  • Protocols and forms to aid in establishing medical necessity
  • How, when and why to use standard outcome assessment tools
  • Bullet proof your documentation to avoid and proactively pass audits
  • Updated templates for documentation of exams and acupuncture daily notes

Veterans Choice & PC3

  • OptumHealth is the new carrier for areas 1, 2, and 3
  • Triwest maintains regions 4, 5 and 6
  • How to join and be part of the plan
  • Acupuncture authorization & reimbursement
  • Fee schedule
  • Documentation and medical necessity requirements for the VA (documentation is required for reimbursement)

Cash

  • How to integrate insurance to enhance a cash-only practice
  • Integrating cash and prompt pay discounts, legally
  • Proper and legal formatting of prepaid services
  • How to manage hardships

Managed Care

  • Pros and cons of joining and what you must consider before signing up
  • Which are pro-acupuncture and anti-acupuncture

Personal Injury

  • How to manage and evaluate a PI claim to ensure reimbursement
  • PIP, Med Pay & Excess Med Pay and how they reimburse
  • Proper diagnosis for the personal injury claim
  • What to do about lien claims, LOP’s and attorneys?
  • How to make the attorney and ally and advocate to acupuncture

Workers Compensation

  • Acupuncturist Role in the Workers’ Compensation System 2019
  • Specific state regulations and fee schedule for acupuncture where applicable
  • Specific claim for requirements unique to workers compensation

Schedule

Please select a location below to register.

Date/Time Event
06/09/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Embassy suites by hilton Portland airport - June 9, 2019
Portland OR
06/30/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine Austin - June 30, 2019
Austin TX
07/21/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton San Jose - July 21, 2019
San Jose CA
07/28/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Courtyard by marriott Long Island MacArthur airport - July 28, 2019
Ronkonkoma NY
09/08/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sheraton gateway Los Angeles hotel - September 8, 2019
Los Angeles California
09/15/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton hotel San Francisco airport - September 15, 2019
Burlingame CA
09/21/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Newark Airport - September 21, 2019
Elizabeth New Jersey
09/22/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale 17th - September 22, 2019
Fort Lauderdale Florida
09/29/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach - Sept. 29, 2019
Honolulu HI
10/20/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle Marriott Bellevue - October 20, 2019
Bellevue Washington

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REFUND POLICY: 100% REFUND 30 DAYS BEFORE THE SEMINAR START DATE. CREDIT ONLY AFTER 30 DAYS OF THE SEMINAR START DATE FOR 100% PAID AMOUNT, AND IS APPLICABLE TOWARDS ANY FUTURE LIVE SEMINAR. CREDITS NEVER EXPIRE.

**ALL 2019 DATES APPROVED FOR NCCAOM 8 PDAs in professional enhancement cat.

***All 2019 CA locations are approved for CA Board (Cat 2) CEUs. Provider #013