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

Fall 2019 Update

  • •2020 ICD10 Update (New and updated 2020 codes take affect 10-1-2019)
  • •Diagnoses requirements for acupuncture reimbursement for Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Medicare and United Health Care- Know each carrier required codes for reimbursement of a acupuncture claim
  • •2020 Acupuncture ICD10 (includes 500+ quick code reference)
  • •VA Choice and PC3 updates for chiropractic care and Standard Episode of Care- Updated carriers and protocols.
  • •Refine your coding skills – How to use other, other specified and unspecified diagnosis to demonstrate higher specificity
  • •CIGNA, Aetna, BCBS updated codes late spring an summer
  • •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
  • •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

CPT

  • •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 2019-2020
  • •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
01/05/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove - January 5, 2020
Downers Grove IL
01/19/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel - January 19, 2020
Los Angeles California
01/26/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport - January 26, 2020
Burlingame CA
03/01/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton San Jose - March 1, 2020
San Jose California
03/15/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego Downtown - March 15, 2020
San Diego California
03/22/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Newark Airport - March 22, 2020
Elizabeth New Jersey
03/29/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle Marriott Bellevue - March 29, 2020
Bellevue Washington
04/04/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Westin Waltham-Boston - April 4, 2020
Waltham Massachusetts
04/05/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bethesda Marriott - April 5, 2020
Bathesda Maryland
05/03/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Anaheim Resort-Convention Center - May 3, 2020
Anaheim California

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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