Augment the understanding and optimizing of documentation and coding guidelines. Enhance theability to improve reimbursement and approvals for bariatric procedures.


1:00pm Welcome & Introduction
1:05pm Update on bundled payments and how they are being introduced in the US
Wayne English, MD
1:20pm Undergoing a RCC audit and how to survive the audit
Matthew Brengman, MD
1:35pm Strategies to get approvals in the face of harsh insurance limitations, Once per lifetime surgery, medically supervised weight management and other issues
Walter Lindstrom, Esq
1:50pm Panel Discussion
2:05pm Coding for the nutritional evaluation ­How to get reimbursed for medically supervised weight management visits and overall follow up
Sunil Bhoyrul, MD
2:20pm Strategies to add Cosmetic Surgery and Body Contouring to your Practice
Ehab Akkary, MD
2:35pm Panel Discussion
2:50pm Break
3:20pm Undergoing a RCC audit and how to survive the audit
Helmuth Billy, MD
3:35pm Update on ACS bariatric accreditation (MBSAQIP) and the current status of the relationship with payors
John Morton, MD
3:50pm ICD-10, now that it is here how to understand it
Ann Couch, RN CBN CPC
4:05pm Medicare guidelines and record keeping. Who meets criteria and who does not meet criteria
Ann Couch, RN CBN CPC
4:20pm How I do it: Understanding plan benefits, in network, out of network and how to get paid.
Helmuth Billy, MD
4:35pm FAQs asked of the Insurance Committee
Ashutosh Kaul, MD
4:45pm Panel Discussion
5:00pm Adjourn