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AAPC to Host 18th Annual National Conference in Nashville
Date:2/15/2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) announced its 2010 National Conference being held at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on June 6–9. This annual event draws thousands of attendees including doctors, medical coders and office/practice managers to connect on the business side of health care.  In addition, for the first time this conference has been approved for 15.75 (CME) AMA PRA category 1 credits. Attendees will enjoy in-depth training, a hands-on anatomy expo and keynote presentations by industry experts. Registration for the conference is now open.

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"We are excited to once again bring together health care professionals from across the country to increase their knowledge, leading to enhanced coding accuracy in physician and outpatient offices," said Melanie Mestas, director of conferences at AAPC. "This year's event will include advanced training opportunities, networking events and member recognition."

The AAPC's 2010 National Conference offers valuable information on a variety of topics including ICD-10-CM implementation, compliance issues in medical record documentation and recovery audits. Attendees will take away an increased understanding of what it takes to avoid the pitfalls of lost revenue. This year's event includes:

  • More than 60 educational sessions in 8 tracks covering many specialties
  • 18 CEUs for office/practice managers and medical coders
  • 15.75 (CME) AMA PRA category 1 credits for physicians and other clinical practitioners

A complete agenda of sessions and events for coders and physicians is available online at:  http://www.aapc.com/medical-coding-education/conferences/national/nashville/index.aspx  

Conference registration starts at $695 for AAPC members. Prices will increase $100 after March 15. Registration may be completed online at the 2010 National Conference site or by calling 800-626-2633.

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About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

The AAPC (www.aapc.com/) is the nation's largest training and certification association for medical coders. The AAPC provides credentials to coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications the 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 certifications for medical coding. The AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its 87,000 members worldwide.

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