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CPT® Changes 2013 Workshops

The American Medical Association (AMA) brings you a unique one-day, straight-from-the source CPT® Changes Workshop that educates you on the process, rationale and application for numerous changes to the CPT code set.  Expert instructors
Susan Garrison
 and Robin Linker provide a hands-on, practical explanation of the changes to the 2013 code set along with some deeper insight into the subject and examples for better understanding.

Get the instruction you need to keep pace with proper and compliant  reimbursement, including the following information:

  • An introduction to and overview of CPT changes that include added, revised, and deleted codes
  • A detailed explanation of the rationales behind added, revised, and deleted codes and guidelines
  • General changes to such code set content as the guidelines, modifiers, and E/M codes

Please note that topics, speakers, times, and presentation handouts are subject to change without prior notification.

Interested in learning more about coding for ICD-10-CM? Visit our ICD-10-CM Workshop page to learn more about upcoming dates and locations.

Dates and Locations

December 3, 2012 — Maryland
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Speaker: Garrison

December 3, 2012 — New Jersey
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Speaker: Linker

December 5, 2012 — Texas
Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
4440 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063
Speaker: Linker

December 10, 2012 — Nevada
Hampton Inn Tropicana
4975 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Speaker: Linker

December 13, 2012 — Georgia
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Speaker: Garrison

Workshop Schedule

The following is a preliminary schedule of events, which may be updated once the final CPT changes are made available. 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Reviewing reimbursement and legislative changes

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – noon

CPT changes for the E/M, Anesthesia, and Surgery sections

Noon – 1:00 p.m

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CPT changes for the Surgery and Radiology sections

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CPT changes for the Laboratory/Pathology and Medicine sections

Continuing Education

Attendees are eligible to receive continuing education units from the American Academy of Professional Coders (7 credits), American Health Information Management Association (7 credits), Association of Health Care Auditors and Educators (8 credits) and the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (7 credits).

Registration 

The registration fee includes an agenda workbook, continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, and a copy of the popular annual AMA publications CPT® 2013 Professional Edition and CPT® Changes 2013: An Insider’s View.

Registration rates and deadlines are as follows for the individual CPT Changes 2013 Workshops:

Workshop Date
__________
Item Number

Early Bird Rate

Full Rate

Registration
End Date

Monday
Dec 3, 2012
__________
WKSPBL12EWB
(Baltimore)

$495
May 31–Sep 26

$545
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Monday
Dec 3, 2012
__________
WKSPNJ12EWB
(New Brunswick
NJ)

$495
May 31–Sep 26

$545
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Wednesday
Dec 5, 2012
__________
WKSPDL12EWB
(Irving, Texas)

$495
May 31–Sep 26

$545
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Monday
Dec 10, 2012
__________
WKSPLV12EWB
(Las Vegas)

$495
May 31–Sep 26

$545
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Thursday
Dec 13, 2012
__________
WKSPAT12EWB
(Atlanta)

$495
May 31–Sep 26

$545
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Premier Club members can save more. Learn how by visiting www.ama-assn.org/go/PremierCPTChanges.  Premier Club members must register by calling (800) 882-3000.

AMA also offers the opportunity in December to attend a CPT Changes 2013 Workshop in conjunction with a one-day ICD-10-CM Workshop. The registration fee for the two days includes an agenda workbook for each workshop; daily continental breakfast, breaks and lunch; and a free copy of the popular annual AMA publications CPT® 2013 Professional Edition and CPT® Changes 2013: An Insider’s View and the latest and already best-selling AMA publication Principles of ICD-10-CM Coding.

Registration rates and deadlines are as follows for the combined CPT Changes 2013 and ICD-10-CM Workshop:

Workshop Date
__________
Item Number

Early Bird Rate

Full Rate

Registration
End Date

Monday–Tuesday
Dec 3–4, 2012
__________
CPTICDBL12EWD(Baltimore)

$800
May 31–Sep 26

$900
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Monday–Tuesday
Dec 3–4, 2012
__________
CPTICDNJ12EWD
(New Brunswick
NJ)

$800
May 31–Sep 26

$900
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Wednesday–Thursday
Dec 5–6, 2012
__________
CPTICDDL12EWD
(Irving, Texas)

$800
May 31–Sep 26

$900
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Monday–Tuesday
Dec 10–11, 2012
__________
CPTICDLV12EWD(Las Vegas)

$800
May 31–Sep 26

$900
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Thursday–Friday
Dec 13–14, 2012
__________
CPTICDAT12EWD
(Atlanta)

$800
May 31–Sep 26

$900
Sep 27–Nov 26

Nov 26, 2012

Registration forms received after the final date associated with the Early-Bird Rate will be charged the Full Rate.

Registration for the workshops may be completed by telephone or by mail or online. Payment may be in the form of credit card or check made payable to the American Medical Association. The AMA does not accept registration by fax or email submission.

When registering by telephone, please ensure that you register before the Registration End Date specified in the previous chart. Please call customer service at (800) 621-8335 to register.

When registering by mail, please ensure that your registration form and payment are received before the Registration End Date specified in the previous chart. All completed forms and payment must be sent to:

    AMA Workshops Registration
    Order Department
    American Medical Association
    PO Box 930876
    Atlanta, GA 31193-0876

When registering online please ensure that you register before the Registration End Date specified in the previous chart. A valid credit card is needed to register online. Log in to the registration site using your AMA username and password or create a username and password. The registration link will take you through the appropriate steps. View a step-by-step guide for more instructions.

Cancellation Policy and Registration Changes

Cancellation of an existing registration made by phone, mail, or online must be submitted by email to Desiree Evans no later than the Registration End Date for the workshop in question as provided in the previous chart. A $50 administrative processing fee will be assessed to all cancellations. No refunds will be honored after the Registration End Date for the workshop date in question.

Changes to an existing registration made by phone, mail, or online must be submitted by email to Desiree Evans by Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 4 p.m. Changes will not be accepted by phone or at a workshop location. 

Confirmation Information

Confirmation letters will be sent by email delivery only. A valid email address must be provided when registering.

No Show Policy

Refunds will not be processed for those individuals who are absent from a workshop for which they have registered and paid. Those individuals who are unable to attend are encouraged to send a substitute. Those individuals who do not show for a workshop must send an email to Desiree Evans requesting that their workshop materials be shipped to them. After receipt and processing of such requests, the conference materials will ship through regular USPS mail using the address provided at the time of registration.

Hotel Accommodations

Workshop attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. When making your reservations, mention the American Medical Association Workshop Room Block to receive a discount on your room rate. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no additional rooms will be added. Space is limited, so book your room now. Rooms have been reserved at the following conference hotels:

Georgia: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Reservation number: (800) 233-1234
Single or double occupancy rate: $129/night
Last day for room block discount rate: November 12, 2012

Maryland: Hyatt Regency Baltimore on The Inner Harbor
Reservation number: (800) 233-1234
Single or double occupancy rate: $169/night
Last day for room block discount rate: November 3, 2012

Nevada: Hampton Inn Tropicana
Reservation number: (702) 948-8100
Single or double occupancy rate: $75/night
Last day for room block discount rate: November 14, 2012

New Jersey: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Reservation number: (800) 233-1234
Single or double occupancy rate: $139/night
Last day for room block discount rate: November 3, 2012

Texas: Sheraton Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel
Reservation number: (800) 345-525
Single or double occupancy rate: $129/night
Last day for room block discount rate: November 13, 2012

Learn More

AMA offers a growing suite of products geared toward helping you learn about and code for the CPT code set. Learn more about the following titles by visiting the AMA Store:

  • CPT® 2013 Professional Edition (available September 2012)
  • CPT® Changes 2013: An Insider’s View (available November 2012)
  • Principles of CPT® Coding
  • Introduction to CPT® Coding
  • CPT® Reference Guide for Cardiovascular Coding
  • Coding With Modifiers
  • Stedman’s CPT® Dictionary

AMA’s best-selling software products can now be purchased in a user-friendly, Web-based format. Visit amacodingonline.com to learn more, and register for a free monthly webinar at ama-assn.org/go/codemanager-webinar.

AMA also offers a one-day workshop on coding for ICD-10-CM. Visit our ICD-10-CM Workshop page to learn more about upcoming dates and locations.