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Society helps physicians and their teams prepare for 2015

To help physicians and their health care teams prepare for 2015, the Wisconsin Medical Society has several upcoming education programs addressing crucial changes that will affect physicians.

The newly-released 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule is one topic on the agenda at the Society’s December seminar 2015 Forecast: Medicare, Legislation and More. This three-hour program—approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™—also will provide an overview of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Value-Based Modifier (VBM), summary of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) revisions to evaluation and management (E/M) codes, as well as an outline of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and health insurance marketplace for 2015.

2015 Forecast: Medicare, Legislation and More will be presented:

  • Dec. 3: Summit Place in West Allis, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Dec. 4: Tundra Lodge Resort in Green Bay, 9 a.m. to noon.

During the Dec. 10 webinar CPT Updates 2015, Jen Cohrs, the Society’s director of educational strategies, will dive deeper into the new and revised CPT codes and provide an in-depth overview, along with the rationales and coding guidelines, which will be used for claims filed on or after Jan. 1, 2015. The webinar—beginning at 11 a.m.—also will include tips for documentation, as well as the relevant relative value unit (RVU) changes.

In addition, two specialty-focused webinars—approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™—will take place in early 2015.

Colonoscopy Coding in 2015
Jan. 28, noon to 1 p.m.


  • Jen Cohrs, CPC, CPMA, CGIC
    Director of Educational Strategies, Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Eric Johnson, MD
    Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist, GI Associates

A View of Radiology Services in 2015
Feb. 4, noon to 1 p.m.


  • Jen Cohrs, CPC, CPMA, CGIC
    Director of Educational Strategies, Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Kevin Rak, MD
    Radiologist, Divine Savior Healthcare

These educational programs will shed light on both the clinical and coding perspective regarding impacts to documentation, effects on revenue and relative value units (RVUs) and the overall CPT coding structure applicable to gastrointestinal procedures and radiology services in 2015.

To learn more or register online for any of these programs, visit the Society’s Continuing Education Center.

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