QPro Virtual Convention – 2018

We are Excited to Announce QPro’s First Annual QPro Con

Date: October 9-10 Time: 9-3 MST

Featuring a virtual event with keynote speakers and experts with years of hands-on experience in the healthcare industry. Stay ahead of the changes and keep informed of important information that affects the healthcare community.

There will be prizes given away each day of the convention. You don’t have to be a QPro Member to attend the Convention.

Offering 12 one-hour sessions, attendees can email questions anytime during the QPro Con. There will be Q&A’s after each session.

Free for QPro Members!

Please contact us if you have any questions at support@qpro.com or call 385.715.1237

Schedule of Events

Day 1

Oct 9th

Day 2

Oct 10th

Time (MST) Day 1 Tuesday Oct 9, 2018
9:00am

Medical Coding Certifications

Dr. Evan Gwilliam, DC, MBA, BS, QMC, CPC, CCPC, CPC-I, QCC, MCS-P, CPMA, CMHP, AAPC, Fellow

Dr. Gwilliam, a self-proclaimed certification junkie, will review the advantages and challenges associated with certifications in the healthcare business world. Find out which types of certifications are the most helpful, depending on what your purpose is, and learn how QPro can help you become more qualified and competitive in your field.

10:00am

Denials and How to Avoid them!

Chris Woolstenhulme, QMC, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS

Deny, Deny, Deny! It doesn’t have to be this way! Learn the secrets in the codes and what they are telling the payers. When can a code be used, how often can it be billed and which location? Learn this and much more on how to increase your revenue, lower your stress, and comply with code rules.

11:00am

Telehealth and Your Practice

Wyn Staheli, Director of Research, QMC, QMMHC, QMPM, QMCC

Both CMS and the Veterans Administration have expanded telehealth recently. Find out what you need to know in order to run an effective telehealth program in your practice.

12:00pm

Evaluation & Management Changes

Aimee Wilcox, QMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CMHP, CST, MA, MT

Medicare has proposed significant changes to the E/M Guidelines for the codes most often reported. These changes will significantly impact reimbursement, patient scheduling, and even provider documentation. Join Aimee for a deep dive into these changes and their potential impact.

1:00pm

2019 Updated ICD-10-CM codes: Part 1

Brandon Dee Leavitt, QMC, QCC, CMCS, CPC, EMT

The new ICD-10-CM code updates for 2019 will be implemented October 1st, 2018. Let’s get ready to implement these changes. This training will be in two parts. Part 1 covers new codes for:

  • Neoplasms C00-D49
  • Endocrine, nutritional, and
  • metabolic diseases E00-E89
  • Mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders F01-F99
  • Nervous system G00-G99
  • Eye and adnexa H00-H59
  • Cerebrovascular diseases I60-I69
  • Respiratory system J00-J99
  • Digestive system K00-K95

2:00pm

Coding and Auditing Upper Extremity Procedures

Aimee Wilcox, QMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CMHP, CST, MA, MT

Time (MST) Day 2 Wednesday Oct 10, 2018
9:00am

Surgical Coding & Auditing

Aimee Wilcox, QMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CMHP, CST, MA, MT

Audits come in all shapes and sizes and auditing surgical services requires knowledge of the standard coding rules and guidelines, the organization's compliance plan, payer-specific policies, and access to a plethora of coding and auditing resources and forms. This training will cover:

  • Audit types and how they are used to maintain compliance
  • Documentation requirements for major surgeries and minor procedures
  • Understanding the global surgical package
  • Proper reporting for modifiers 22, 51, 52, and 59
  • National Correct Coding Initiatives (NCCI) edits and how to use the NCCI Policy Manual in an audit
  • Available Medicare and private payer guidelines
  • Issues commonly found in an audit and how to resolve them
And, finally, we'll audit two surgical notes to see if they are compliant and coded correctly.

10:00am

Practice Management

Chris Woolstenhulme, QMC, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS

Good Practice Management is the key to every successful revenue stream, include and educate every staff member in the office. Learn what to watch for, how to avoid difficulties and monitor a practice. Use these secrets for you and your staff members to make a practice thrive!

11:00am

2019 Updated ICD-10-CM codes: Part 2

Brandon Dee Leavitt, QMC, QCC, CMCS, CPC, EMT

The new ICD-10-CM code updates for 2019 will be implemented October 1st, 2018. Let’s get ready to implement these changes in your office. This training will be in two parts. Part 2 will cover new codes for:

  • Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue M00-M99
  • Genitourinary system N00-N99
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium O00-O9A
  • Perinatal period (for newborns) P00-P96
  • Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities Q00-Q99
  • Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings R00-R99
  • Injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes. S00-T88
  • External causes of morbidity V00-Y99
  • Encounters Z00-Z99

12:00am

Coding Secrets in Physical Medicine

Dr. Evan Gwilliam, DC, MBA, BS, QMC, CPC, CCPC, CPC-I, QCC, MCS-P, CPMA, CMHP, AAPC, Fellow

In this riveting presentation, Dr. Gwilliam, a provider, certified coder, and auditor, will review standards and guidelines relating to auditing of chiropractic and physical medicine. A case will be presented wherein the audience will learn how to identify deficiencies and other issues that arise in a typical physical medicine audit. The clinical perspective will shed some light on how to communicate audit results to providers and support staff.

1:00pm

HIPAA

Wyn Staheli, Director of Research, QMC, QMMHC, QMPM, QMCC

HIPAA has been around for some time now, but providers are still struggling. Recent fines have topped $4 million. Learn about recent announcements, additional guidance, and tips on how to ensure your organization is doing things right.

2:00pm

The Proper Way to Report Surgical Modifiers

Aimee Wilcox, QMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CMHP, CST, MA, MT