February 1998 AAOS Report

E/M coding courses added to Annual Meeting program

Due to the new HCFA regulations that will be instituted on July 1, the instructional course, "CPT Coding and Documentation Guidelines for Orthopaedic Surgeons," now will be presented three times at the 1998 Annual Meeting. Originally scheduled to be presented on Friday, March 20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Academy has added two new dates and times - Thursday, March 19, 8 to 10 a.m., and Monday, March 23, 8 to 10 a.m. The Academy also will hold a scientific symposium, "Evaluation and Management CPT Coding: How to Prevent a Fraud and Abuse Audit," on Friday, March 20, 1 to 3 p.m. The instructional courses and symposium are being offered by the Academy to provide information on the proper CPT coding for procedures and evaluation and management services and how to prevent some common coding errors. The scientific symposium is free to all Annual Meeting registrants; tickets for the instructional courses will be sold on-site for the advance ticket fee of $30.

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