ASGE Endorsed Activities
As you partner in endoscopy, ASGE provides endorsement for both domestic and international educational activities that meet certain requirements. Attaining ASGE endorsement is a process involving the submission of certain materials to ASGE and an understanding of the conditions under which ASGE agrees to provide endorsement. ASGE carefully reviews all submitted materials and endorses the educational activities that meet the specific requirements. ASGE offers endorsement for educational activities and enduring materials.
Documentation 101 for the Gastroenterology Provider: The Key to Economic Survival
Kathleen Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P,
CMSCS, PCS, CCC
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA,
September 17, 2016
October 1, 2016
October 22, 2016
November, 5 2016
November 12, 2016
This course is designed to enhance the
ability to capture all charges with proper and accurate documentation.
Fellows, Residents, Non-physician Practitioners, and Practice Managers
- Are you leaving money on the
table based on your documentation or lack of? Learn how to improve your
documentation with the focus on quality and not quantity.
- Are you billing the appropriate
level of care based on medical decision making?
Decision for colonoscopy and EGD is not considered straightforward
complexity. Learn how to choose the
appropriate levels based upon the three elements of decision making.
- Could you be billing based on
time for some of your visits? Learn the
clinical scenarios that will apply and how to document time correctly in both
the office and hospital setting.
- Discuss coding issues
regarding GI practice such as colonoscopy screening coding issues, determining
average risk versus high risk patients and screening versus diagnostic
procedures, multiple endoscopy billing, and other GI issues.
- Learn what needs to
be documented on your procedure report when performing multiple techniques to
ensure approval for procedures as well as payment on initial claim submission.
- Discuss the
“incident-to” and “split-shared” policy as it applies to physician versus
non-physician practitioner billing.
Learn the differences and the documentation requirements of this very
“risky” issue for your practice as this is one of the top areas for OIG and RAC
- Discuss “PATH” (physicians
at teaching hospitals) guidelines and the differences between requirements
between PATH and Non-Physician Practitioner policies.
- The initial diagnosis
that you choose can either get you paid, pended, or denied. Are you submitting co-morbidities and risk
factors to back up the levels of service and need for MAC? Specificity is the key. Learn what needs to be documented to
determine the primary and secondary (supporting) diagnoses for both visits and
For seminar registration and information
AskMueller Consulting, LLC
EUS 2016 - 20th International Symposium on Endoscopic Ultrasonography
September 22-24, 2016
For more information, please visit the program's website - http://eus2016.org/
Gastrointestinal Cancer and Therapeutic Endoscopy Symposia
October 28-29, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Course website: www.ochsner.org/cme
Virendra Joshi, MD
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
This conference provides participating physicians and healthcare providers with updates and new insights in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. Topics will cover the fields of gastrointestinal cancer, gastroenterology, endoscopic oncology, and surgical oncology.
For more information, contact:
Ochsner Health System Department of Continuing Medical Education
Phone: (504) 842-6596
21st Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live 2016– Featuring Live Cases & Hands-on Session
Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
November 4 – 6, 2016 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
CME certified: 20.50
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 South Maryland, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60637
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become a widespread endoscopic technique in the diagnosis, staging, and tissue acquisition of gastrointestinal malignancies. High resolution imaging of the pancreas has also been a major strength of EUS. This course will offer gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, and nurses an opportunity to review the indications and techniques used for EUS, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and injection therapy. A series of lectures, live case demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials will be conducted by an expert international EUS faculty.
This activity has been planned for Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, Endosonographers, Surgeons, Oncologists, Nurses and Gastroenterology fellows committed to the advancement of endoscopy.
Irving Waxman, MD,FASGE, William R Brugge, MD, Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD,FASGE
Breonda Bradie, MPA
For additional information and to register online today please visit: https://cme.uchicago.edu/EUS2016
4th Annual Mayo
Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course
December 2-3, 2016
Mayo Clinic Education Center
CME Credits: 14.75
Join guest faculty, Ikuo Hirano, M.D., Professor of
Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Mayo Clinic
experts at the “4th Annual
Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course,” December 2-3, 2016 in Phoenix,
disease is a rapidly-developing area marked by significant advances in
diagnosis, therapy and identification of new diseases. In this continuing
medical education activity, a comprehensive approach will be taken to explore
these exciting advancements including high-resolution manometry and impedance
monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett’s
esophagus, and insights into new diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis.
special feature of this program is a hands-on workshop for interpretation and
performance of motility studies, new endoscopic imaging techniques,
endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation, and transnasal endoscopy.
Participants will rotate through each of the following stations:
• EMR Cap
• EMR Ligation
• Radiofrequency Ablation
• Endoscopic Closure of Esophageal
Perforations: Clips (through scope and over the scope) and Stents
• Esophageal Laboratory Testing: Reading Ambulatory pH Tests and Esophageal
• Transnasal Endoscopy
course is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in
gastroenterology. Thoracic surgeons, otolaryngologists and pulmonologists, as
well as other health care professionals with an interest in esophageal diseases
may benefit from this program.
Director: Prasad G. Iyer, M.D.
Co-Directors: David A. Katzka, M.D., Francisco C. Ramirez, M.D., and
Herbert C. Wolfsen, M.D.
For additional information, contact:
Mayo School of
Continuous Professional Development
Phone: (480) 301-4580
ENDO 2017 World Congress of GI Endoscopy
The World Endoscopy Organization invites you to ENDO 2017, February 16-19, 2017 in Hyderabad, India. The Scientific Program includes cutting-edge information on a broad range of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology topics presented from the perspective of an endoscopist.