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.
EUS 2016 - 20th International Symposium on Endoscopic Ultrasonography
September 22-24, 2016
For more information, please visit the program's website - http://eus2016.org/
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,
October 22, 2016
November 12, 2016
December 3, 2016
January 13, 2017
February 24, 2017
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
Link: Documentation 101 for Gastroenterology Provider
Link: Constant Contact
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
GI Cancer and Therapeutic Course
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
24th International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary
January 26-29, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Harvey Morse Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA
Carr-Locke, MB, BChir
Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™
Cedars-Sinai 24th International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
teaching conference will be
held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in North America,
Europe, and Asia.
This unique course
offers an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary
endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and
gastroenterology nurses. Symposium planners invited expert faculty to perform
multiple live EUS and ERCP procedures to demonstrate technique and technology
for the benefit of participants watching the live feed in the Cedars-Sinai
In addition to the live procedure video feeds, symposium faculty
will present the latest and most relevant information on pancreatic and biliary
endoscopy using a variety of traditional formats, including lectures, panel
discussions, case review, and Q&A. Balanced viewpoints, special techniques,
and practical clinical approaches will be highlighted throughout the program.
reinforce skills, attendees may participate in hands-on workshops designed for
GI Fellows and GI nurses and are
also encouraged to attend the new “video forum” portion of the program that
will feature short video clips of various
clinical scenarios followed by a Q&A session.
Also new to this year’s
symposium is a special radiation safety
course that will provide attendees with 4 credit hours needed for renewal of
their California Fluoroscopy
year’s special symposium features:
• Eleven hours of ERCP procedure demonstrations,
telecast live from Cedars-Sinai
• New radiation safety course that satisfies new
California requirements for earning 4 of 10 CE credits every two years to support the safe and effective
clinical uses of fluoroscopy
• Over twenty clinically coherent and carefully
chosen didactic topics
• Current literature review, including significant
findings pertaining to ERCP and EUS
• Ample time for questions and discussion
throughout the program with colleagues and faculty
• Case conference to apply technical skill to
challenging clinical scenarios
• Concurrent GI Fellows’ Program (practicing
gastroenterologists are invited to attend, space permitting)
• Bonus Session for GI Fellows & Nurses
• New Video Forum
• Optional non-pancreaticobiliary endoscopy
demonstration on Thursday afternoon
additional information and to register online, visit
14th Annual Rocky
Mountain Interventional Endoscopy Course
CME Credits: 16.75
Brauer, MD, FASGE
Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE
Rosen, MDRaj J.
Shah, MD, FASGE, AGAF
Rocky Mountain Interventional Endoscopy 2017 Course offers the following
programs for Gastroenterologists, Gastrointestinal Surgeons, and
GI Nurse and Technicians
Program- Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Fellows Advanced Endoscopy
Programs- Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Rocky Mountain Interventional
Endoscopy Main Course and Workshop- Thursday-Friday, February 9-10, 2017
the performance of ERCP and EUS in the community by understanding established
indications, contraindications, techniques to optimize success, and minimize
adverse events. This includes advanced and alternative methods of bile duct
access and to employ them to enhance palliative therapy options of neoplastic
lesions in the pancreas and bile duct.
the best endoscopic treatment strategies for patients with Barrett's esophagus
and understand the importance of the role of new techniques and technologies to
improve and expand treatment options and enhance patient education of
alternatives to more invasive, surgical options.
practice guidelines and expert opinion in the identification and treatment of
esophageal strictures. These can be benign or malignant. The difficulty is
determining when to periodically only dilate the stricture which may lead to
numerous endoscopic procedures or to consider temporary or permanent esophageal
stenting and this will be reviewed.
techniques, use of intravenous fluid administration, and medications that can
be utilized in minimizing the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis.
the most current practice guidelines in the management of pancreatic cysts to
include use of EUS, surveillance imaging, and when to consider referral for
surgical resection consideration.
information, please visit course website – www.rmiecourse.com
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.