NEW: If you register within 14 days of the program and from a differing state we will be able to add your state-specific information to the seminar book.

If you missed or were unable to attend our most recent seminars you can now purchase your Seminar Packet for any state where the program has been completed.

We Help You Grow Your Practice

You have learned to provide excellent care but have you gotten the training to assure the reimbursement of those services. Thousands of Acupuncturists over the years have attended our signature live billing and coding seminars and are amazed by how much immediate and practical information a single 8 hour day can provide. Each year brings new updates, obstacles, and opportunities to make meaningful enhancements to your practice and the time for fresh information is now. Make 2020 the year that you dedicate to practice success by attending the AAC Network’s most talked about seminar and you will quickly realize it’s the best investment you will make this and every year.

2020 Update

  • 2020 coding updates for ICD10 – Acupuncture specific
  • Diagnoses requirements for acupuncture reimbursement for Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Evicore, Health Partners, United Health Care and more – Know each carrier required codes for reimbursement of an acupuncture claim
  • Quick code list for common acupuncture diagnosis codes
  • Updated coding for reimbursement including mental health conditions, stroke rehabilitation, adjunct cancer care, menstruation, constipation, IBS and more
  • Traditional medicine diagnosis and why it should be part of your notes
  • 2020 CPT coding new codes
  • Dry needling “needle insertion without injection”
  • Updated language and description for acupuncture codes
  • New codes for virtual and on-line E&M services, “dry needling”, laser, and language for manual therapy 97140
  • Modifiers which ones and how to use to avoid denials
  • Relative Value Units for commonly used CPT in the acupuncture office
  • Refine your coding skills to provide the most accurate and reimbursable codes
  • AMA vs the CMS 8-minute rule for timed services and how it may affect some of your claims
  • VA Choice and PC3 updates for Acupuncture care and Standard Episode of Care- Triwest and OptumHealth are now the carriers for VA depending on your region.
  • Know the proper modifiers used for VA claims
  • Clear up your understanding of the authorization and how many sets are allowed
  • Updated Fee Schedules – Insurance, VA Choice, Workers’ Compensation, et al
  • Updated and easy to use “validated outcome assessment tools” to assure medical necessity
  • New templates and tools for proper documentation. Stop guessing and know what is the requirement for acupuncture documentation.

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
  • Preview for a 2021 changes for E&M services

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.
  • Dry needling “needle insertion without injection” including RVU and how to use

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

  • VA Choice and PC3 updates for acupuncture are and Standard Episode of Care- Triwest and OptumHealth are now the carriers for VA depending on your region.
  • Get your questions answered about enrollment, authorization, coding, payments and more
  • Fee schedules
  • Documentation and medical necessity

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 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
01/26/2020
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
06/06/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport-Portland-June 6, 2020
Portland OR
06/14/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine- Denver- June 14, 2020
Denver CO
06/28/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine-Austin-June 28, 2020
Austin TX
07/11/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Newark Airport- Newark- July 11, 2020
Elizabeth New Jersey
07/12/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport-Ronkonkoma-July 12, 2020
Ronkonkoma NY
07/19/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton San Jose-San Jose- July 19, 2020
San Jose CA
07/26/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach-Honolulu-July 26, 2020
Honolulu HI
11/15/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center- Las Vegas- November 15, 2020
Las Vegas Nevada

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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 2020 DATES FROM JAN to JULY APPROVED FOR NCCAOM 8 PDAs in professional enhancement cat.

***All 2020 CA locations are approved for CA Board (Cat 2) CEUs. Provider #013