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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.

 Submit all completed application(s) to:

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, ICDCT-CM 

Atlanta, GA

September 17, 2016

Chicago, IL

October 1, 2016

Houston, TX

October 22, 2016

Philadelphia, PA

November, 5 2016

Seattle, WA

 November 12, 2016


This course is designed to enhance the ability to capture all charges with proper and accurate documentation.


Gastroenterologists, Gastroenterology 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 auditors. 
  • 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 procedures. 

 For seminar registration and information contact:

AskMueller Consulting, LLC
tel:   573.332.8348 (33-AUDIT)

EUS 2016 - 20th International Symposium on Endoscopic Ultrasonography 
September 22-24, 2016

Budapest, Hungary
For more information, please visit the program's website -  

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Therapeutic Endoscopy Symposia
October 28-29, 2016

Sheraton Hotel
New Orleans, LA
Course website:

Course Director:

Virendra Joshi, MD
Associate Professor
Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Course Overview

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 

Course Overview

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.

Conference Co-Directors
Irving Waxman, MD,FASGE, William R Brugge, MD, Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD,FASGE 

Program Coordinator
Breonda Bradie, MPA

For additional information and to register online today please visit:

 4th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course
December 2-3, 2016
Mayo Clinic Education Center
Phoenix, Arizona

CME Credits:  14.75

Course Description

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, Arizona.

 Esophageal 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.

 A 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 Manometry

•  Transnasal Endoscopy

This 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.

Course Director:  Prasad G. Iyer, M.D.
Course 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.