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Trifecta: 2020 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update

Dates: November 14, 2019

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Overview         Reimbursement Course          Quality Course          Operations Course

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This course is a part of the ASGE Practice Management Trifecta, a trio of courses that focus on the business side of your GI practice. Join experts in GI practice management, quality and safety, and coding and reimbursement as they provide practical strategies, best practices, and implementation tips. You and your team will acquire the resources and tools needed to maintain—and grow—a successful GI practice in 2020.

Why Attend

Designed to increase your practice proficiencies in coding and reimbursement, this course will prepare participants for 2020 GI endoscopy coding and reimbursement changes. Expert faculty will provide resources, tools, and case studies that will positively impact your practice’s bottom line through appropriate coding and billing, documenting, contract negotiations.

Course Directors

littenberg_bioGlenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE
inSite Digestive Healthcare
Pasadena, CA

mueller_bioKathleen Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CGCS, CMSCS, PCS, CCC
AskMueller Consulting, LLC
Lenzburg, IL

Who Should Attend

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists and surgeons, coding and billing professionals, practice managers, and practice professionals involved with the business management of a GI medical practice.


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

• Implement all CPT changes affecting GI practice in 2020 by becoming familiar with all new, revised and deleted codes for 2020
• Comply with new 2020 requirements for Medicare physician and facility payment
• Implement GI billing and coding procedures such as new evaluation and management services
• Apply coding strategies for new and emergent GI technology
• Evaluate and resolve GI-specific coding issues


2020 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update

Agenda — Subject to Change

7:00 – 7:30 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

7:30 – 7:35 AM   Course Directors’ Welcome and Introductions

Breaking News in GI Coding and Reimbursement
7:35 – 8:15 AM
  Breaking News: 2020 Preview and Current Issues Impacting GI Practice
Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CGCS, CCS-P, CMSCS, PCS, CCC

8:15 – 8:30 AM
  Questions and Answers

Navigating the Landscape of GI Coding and Billing
8:30 – 9:00 AM  

Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Coding Guidelines for Gastroenterology
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM

9:00 – 9:30 AM
  Anesthesia and Sedation Coding for GI Services
Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CGCS, CCS-P, CMSCS, PCS, CCC

9:30 – 10:00 AM   Best Practices in Coding for Ancillary Services: Pathology and Other Services
Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CGCS, CCS-P, CMSCS, PCS, CCC

10:00 – 10:15 AM
  Questions and Answers

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Break and Exhibits

10:45 – 11:15 AM

Top Documentation Errors in GI: How to Avoid Cloning Issues, Inappropriate Template Use, and Contradictions
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM

11:15 – 11:45 AM 
  Proper Documentation for Advanced Endoscopies and Reimbursement Tips when Billing Unlisted Procedure Codes
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM 

Top Denial Reasons in GI: Don’t Just Write It Off
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM

12:15 – 12:30 PM 

Questions and Answers

12:30 – 1:30 PM   Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 PM   Screening versus Diagnostic Colonoscopy: Dealing with a Never-Ending Issue
Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CGCS, CCS-P, CMSCS, PCS, CCC

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Perfecting Proper Documentation for Medical Necessity
Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM

2:30 – 3:00 PM   Top Coding and Reimbursement Issues Impacting Physicians and Facilities
Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CGCS, CCS-P, CMSCS, PCS, CCC

3:00 – 3:15 PM   Questions and Answers

3:15 – 3:30 PM   Break and Exhibits

3:30 – 4:00 PM   The Changing Landscape of E/M Documentation, Coding and Reimbursement
Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE

4:00 – 4:30 PM   Critical Conversations: Educating Providers on their Audit Findings
Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CGCS, CCS-P, CMSCS, PCS, CCC

4:30 – 5:00 PM   Your Questions and Priorities: A Roundtable Discussion

5:00 PM   Adjourn


2020 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update: This activity was approved for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

PHYSICIANS - The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASGE designates AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATORS, CODERS and NURSES - All Non-Physician participants in the GI Practice Management Trifecta courses will receive a certificate of attendance specifying hours of education accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


ASGE courses have a history of selling out. It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. However, you may want to wait to make your airline reservations until you receive confirmation of registration from ASGE.

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Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
P: (630) 852-1500
F: (630) 852-6527

ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $119 per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before October 23, 2019. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations. Please reference “ASGE TRIFECTA COURSE” when making your reservation. Online Reservation link

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Earn discounts for attending two or more courses!

  1. In-Person

  2. Live Stream

  3. On-Demand*

Note: In-person and live streaming participants will receive a recording of the courses they attend available in ASGE’s GI Leap approximately two weeks after the live event.

*Individuals wanting to purchase the On-Demand version of the course not participating in the live event may purchase the recordings available in ASGE’s GI Leap approximately two weeks after the live event. Visit for more information.

EURP Members: Contact ASGE Customer Care at (630) 573-0600 for special EURP discounted pricing.

NOT A MEMBER? Save even more when you join ASGE prior to registering for the courses. Submit a membership application with your registration form and receive the discounted member rate. Visit for more information.



Requests for refunds must be sent in writing at least two weeks before the activity to Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $100. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.

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