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CodeQuest Coding Course


In collaboration with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Louisiana Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (LAEPS) is hosting a four hour coding course on Saturday, September 28th.

codequestThis course will be presented by Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR. Sue is the AAO Director of Coding and Reimbursement. Her experience in ophthalmology includes coding, reimbursement, practice management and clinical and surgical assistance. Sue is the content director for the AAO’s entire line of coding products and the recipient of the AAO Achievement Award. This course is designed to educate you and your entire staff.

Coding doesn't get easier.
But CodeQuest enables professionals to get better!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9:00 AM – 1:15 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4728 Constitution Avenue

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This Event is Full.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Cindy.


Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional education and training. We’ll steer you through regulatory roadblocks and the complex maze of federal and commercial payers’ rules, arriving at solutions for appropriately maximizing all your reimbursements.

Developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and presented in partnership with LAEPS, Codequest provides unparalleled instruction relevant to all practice sizes, and each session includes valuable information specific to your region.

How You'll Benefit 

  • Acquire valuable insights for protecting your practice

  • Boost your coding performance

  • Prepare for the inevitable audit scenario

  • Learn to resolve claim denials

What You'll Cover

Codequest’s all-new program will help you understand:

  • The most important updates of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, CCI, MUE, LCDs and payment changes for 2019

  • Imminent changes to E/M codes and extended/subsequent ophthalmoscopy

  • Up-to-date documentation rules for exams, tests, minor and major surgeries 

  • How to select the correct modifier for every situation. Learn how to avoid the common modifier mistakes that cause practices to lose thousands of dollars each year. 

  • How to resolve claim denials: identify the cause and implement solutions

  • Informed recommendations for coding and billing success (e.g. prior authorization, MIGS coverage, vial drug administration and more)

  • What’s coming in 2020

Codequest is the only place you’ll find these best-practice tips:

  • 30+ recommendations from successful practices

  • Prior authorization checklist – what is your form missing?

  • How to code from an operative report

  • MIGS: What’s covered, what’s not

  • Calculations for multidose vial drug administration

  • Exam and testing coverage and frequency for patients on high-risk medication

  • Billing for two surgeons in the same operative session

Course Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration and Check-in

8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast Served – Visit Exhibitors

9:00 – 10:00 AM Codequest Course Begins

10:00 – 10:15 AM 15 Minute Coffee Break – Visit with Exhibitors

10:15 – 1: 15 PM CodeQuest Course 

Registration Fees

By August 1st After August 1st
LAEPS Member and/or Staff $295 $350
Non-Member MD and/or Staff $395 $450
This Event is Full.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Cindy.

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement (per course)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (per course). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JCAHPO CE Credits (per course)
Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 3.0 Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) “A” CE Credits for completion of each course.

AAPC Certificate 
AAPC members get instructions to download a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

ADA/Special Assistance
Secure appropriate auxiliary aids or services as identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in advance of the meeting. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need. Contact  or (225) 933-5435 with your needs. 

Questions? Call or Text LAEPS Executive Director at 225 933-5435 or via email

We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Louisiana Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and look forward to serving you!