Codequest 2018 

Strengthen Your Audit Armor at Ophthalmology’s Premier Coding Event

Saturday, April 14, Oklahoma City, OK

Samis Education Center, Rainbolt Auditorium
1200 Children’s Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
8 am - 12:15 pm 

Register Online Here (members must log in to receive reduced rate).
View/Print a registration form here.

New - OAO's Codequest qualifies for 4 hours of self-assessment CME via the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

Code Your Way to a Successful Practice
Get expert instruction from the recognized leader of ophthalmic coding at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest™ 2018 course, presented with the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology. Stay up to date on changing regulations, get strategies for maintaining compliance with federal and commercial payers’ rules and learn the latest tactics to appropriately maximize your reimbursements.  

This all-new four-hour program covers Oklahoma-specific information relevant to practices of all sizes: 

  • Avoid costly mistakes that trigger audits in evolving health care markets.
  • Audit-proof your documentation with our new payer-specific checklists for top surgical procedures.
  • Ensure your practice gets paid for newly covered procedures and devices.
  • Telemedicine: Learn what to consider before you participate, including risk management coverage issues. 
  • Blepharoplasty: Get expert guidance on how to correctly bill cosmetic vs. functional procedures under new requirements.
  • Review requirements for mastering modifiers.
  • To get solutions and advice to specific questions, registrants may email questions in advance to  

Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS is the director of coding and reimbursement at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has over 30 years of ophthalmic background that includes all aspects of coding, reimbursement, practice management, clinic and surgical assistance. Ms. Vicchrilli is the Academy's Coding Executive, the author of EyeNet's “Savvy Coder,” AAOE's “Coding Bulletin,” Coding Coach: Complete Ophthalmic Reference, and Ophthalmic Coding: Learn to Code the Subspecialties

Continuing Education
Codequest offers 4 CME, IJCAHPO and COE credits, and a certificate of completion for AAPC. 

Who Should Attend?
Codequest 2018 is taught at an intermediate level. Ophthalmologists, practice administrators, coders and billers who are familiar with ophthalmic coding are encouraged to attend. 

Continuing Medical Education for Physicians 
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 4.0 IJCAHPO “A” CE Credits for completion of this course. 

NBCOE CE Credits
This American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest course has been approved for 4 Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) credits by the National Board for the Certification of Ophthalmic Executives (NBCOE). The COE credential is the property of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) and is administered by the NBCOE. 

Please note that no optometry-specific continuing education is offered. 

Claiming your credits:
CME - Instructions on obtaining CME credits will be included in the course workbook.  

IJCAHPO, COE and AAPC CEU’s can be claimed by going to the survey website that will be printed in your workbook. Once you have filled out the survey you will be able to obtain a certificate for the course. This is the only way that a certificate will be available to you. 

Registration & Cancellation 
Codequest is a benefit provided to members of the OAO and their staff. All registration will be done through the OAO. Please note:  

  • OAO members must be logged in to receive discount for self and/or staff.
  • Non-member ophthalmologists may register themselves and/or staff at the non-member rate, or apply for membership on the same registration form to receive discounts!
  • Residents/Fellows may register only themselves, no staff.
  • This course is NOT appropriate for non-Academy coding instructors or consultants, even those employed by an ophthalmologist. 
  • Optometrists employed by an ophthalmologist may attend, but no optometry-specific CEUs are offered.  

Cancellations received in writing by at least 10 business days beforehand will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be granted sooner than 10 business days before each course. Substitutions are permitted. Contact with registration questions.  

7 - 8 am: Registration/Breakfast
8 - 9:30 am: Course
9:30 - 9:45 am: Break
9:45 am - 12:15 pm: Course 

Registration Fees

  by April 5  after April 5
OAO Member and/or Staff $320 $375
Resident or Fellow Member free free
Non-OAO Member and/or Staff $450 $475

Ophthalmologists - Join today so you and/or your staff may attend at the member rate!

Directions and Parking
The Samis Education Center is part of the OU Children's Hospital Complex, at 1200 Children's Ave in Oklahoma City. Come to the corner of N. Phillips Ave/Children's Ave and Stanton L. Young Blvd. See this map. You may park in the "event parking" garage or any of the lots where the arm has been lifted. Walk to the circle drive to enter the Children's Atrium. From there, veer right and look for signs to Codequest in the Rainbolt Auditorium of the Samis Center. 

There is no room block associated with this meeting, but a nearby hotel is Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center.

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. Email Rachael at with your needs.  

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
The American Academy of Ophthalmology specifically disclaims any and all liability for errors in, omissions from, or use of any information provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, its employees, agents or representatives, including but not limited to, injuries or other damages of any kind for any and all claims that may arise out of the use of any idea, technique or method demonstrated or described in any material by any presenter and/or author, whether such claims are asserted by a physician or any other person.

All information provided by the Academy, its owners, employees, agents, or representatives who participate in the Academy’s AAOE coding services is based on information deemed to be current and reliable. The Academy does not provide legal or accounting services or advice, and the Society and the course attendees should seek legal and/or accounting advice as appropriate to them, their owners, employees, agents or representatives. Coding and reimbursement is a complicated process involving continually changing rules and the application of judgment to factual situations. The Academy does not guarantee or warrant that either public or private payers will agree with its opinions. The Academy shall not be liable to the Society and course attendees to any extent whatsoever for inadvertent errors in or omissions from any such information provided by the Academy, its employees agents or representatives. The Academy’s sole liability for providing the coding information shall be limited to the amount paid to the Academy for the coding service.


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