SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 16 AAPC announced its 2010 Regional Conference being held at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 7-9. This annual event draws hundreds of attendees including medical coders, office/practice managers and doctors to connect on the business side of health care.
"Attendees will enjoy in-depth training by world-class instructors and several keynote presentations by industry experts," said Melanie Mestas, senior events manager.
Registration is now open for this two-day regional conference, which provides the same high quality coding education as AAPC's larger national conference, but in a smaller setting. Participants will brush up on coding skills, learn about changing rules and regulations, network with fellow coders and other medical professionals.
At the center of the conference is the ability for certified coders to attend more than 25 educational sessions to earn continuing education credits to maintain their professional credentials. Additionally, the conference offers an optional pre-conference workshop, Making Sense of MAC E/M Rules and an optional exam preparation course for the interventional radiology and cardiovascular specialty.
A highlight of this year's conference is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) sending representatives to present a breakout session for Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) and Overview of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) and will be available in the exhibitor hall to answer attendees questions.
AAPC (www.aapc.com) is the nation's largest training and credentialing association for medical coders. It provides credentials to coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The credentials AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H®), Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P®) and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), as well as 19 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder® (CIRCC®) credential. These credentials represent the industry standard for medical coding. The AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its more than 95,000 members worldwide.