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CPT® and RBRVS 2018 Annual Symposium
2017-11-15 00:00:00.0: Chicago

CPT and RBRVS 2018 Annual Symposium
Full Rate: 900.0
Discount Rate: 750.0

Experts on CPT, RBRVS and Medicare payment policy will guide you through changes to the 2018 CPT codes and descriptors, payment policy and RBRVS changes to the Medicare physician payment schedule.

NEW in 2017! Outpatient CDI experts share what you need to know to set up and manage an effective Outpatient CDI program. Add this workshop to your Symposium schedule and take advantage of discounted pricing.

Join us November 15-17!

The AMA invites you to join a thousand of your colleagues at the industry's premier coding, coverage and payment event. Learn from, and network with, experts on CPT®, the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) and Medicare payment policy. Symposium faculty includes members of the CPT Advisory Committee, CPT Editorial Panel, Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and contractor medical directors (CMDs).

The Only Three-Day Event Where You Learn Directly from the Source of CPT® — The AMA!

Presenters will discuss in detail many of the significant changes to CPT 2018 codes and descriptors, as well as payment policy and RBRVS changes to the Medicare physician payment schedule.

The AMA is hosting a focus group on the morning of Wednesday, November 15th to obtain feedback from attendees on how to improve CPT® products. The focus group would last approximately one hour. Participation is limited, and if you are selected, you will receive a lunch stipend as a thank you for your time. If interested in participating, proceed to the registration tab.

NEW! Book your flight a day in advance for a Pre— CPT® and RBRVS Symposium Educational Session!
One-day interactive Outpatient CDI Workshop
Tuesday, November 14
Course and sign up information coming soon.

View and download the tentative Symposium schedule.

Register now to save your seat!

Take advantage of our new Outpatient CDI Workshop before the Symposium

The AMA and AHIMA have joined to present an interactive, one-day workshop for anyone who works with Outpatient CDI. Led by subject matter experts, this course includes:

  • Foundational principles and program structure
  • Necessary follow up activities
  • ICD-10-CM diagnosis and CPT procedure code documentation drivers
  • Hands-on case studies
Date: Tuesday, November 14

Cost: $525 for the Workshop alone

Discounted pricing is available to Symposium attendees: $1,148 for both events!

Register now!

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Discount registration rates available for:

  • AMA members
  • CPT and RUC advisors or staff
  • Past AMA symposia attendees
  • CPT licensees
  • AAPC, AHIMA and PAHCOM members
  • Register / More Information

Additional Savings

Special rates are available for those wishing to register a group. When registering as a group, all group members must be from the same organization and registered at the same time. Each registrant from the group must provide a unique email address in order to obtain all confirmation, reminder, and continuing education emails. Access a comparison chart of all rates.

Complimentary Products for Attendees

Included in your registration fee are these essential coding products (valued at more than $300):

  • CPT® 2018 Professional Edition
  • CPT® Changes 2018: An Insider’s View
  • CMS Federal Register
  • Conference syllabus and lecture notes

Hotel information

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Single / double occupancy rate: $277 / night
Last day to book at this rate: November 1, 2017
Hilton Chicago toll-free reservation number: 1-877-865-5320
Or, book online

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. Be sure to mention the AMA’s 2018 CPT Symposium when booking. The group rate is only applicable November 14 – 18. Hilton cannot guarantee room availability after the published cut-off date. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no additional rooms will be added. The AMA is unable to assist with room reservations during the Symposium.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICIES AMA reserves the right to modify or cancel any event due to unforeseen circumstances. Registered attendees will be notified of cancellation in advance of the event and will receive a full refund of monies paid for the cancelled event within 30 days of notification. The event will not be rescheduled. AMA assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.

REGISTRATION Registration for an event may be completed in one of three ways: (1) online, (2) telephone, or (3) US mail. The AMA does not accept registration by fax or email submission. Onsite registration is available only for the CPT® and RBRVS Annual Symposium.

Payment may be in the form of credit card or check made payable to American Medical Association. Payment by credit card cannot be accepted when registering by US mail. Registration must be paid in full prior to the first day of the event.

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION Confirmation letters will be sent by email delivery only after registration is completed. A valid email address must be provided when registering. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Wendy Carranza.

REFUNDS AMA provides full refunds less a processing fee of $125 for registration cancellations made at least 46 days prior to the first day of the event. A partial refund of 75% is provided for registration cancellations made between 45 and 31 days prior to the first day of the event. NO REFUNDS are provided within 30 days of the first day of the event. All refunds are processed within 30 days of receipt.

SUBSTITUTIONS Substitutions (that is, assigning a paid registration to another individual) are accepted through 15 days prior to the first day of the event. A processing fee of $50 will be invoiced at that time. Original registrants who release their seat for substitution forfeit all CEUs for completed course work. All fees must be paid prior to the program dates. Substitutions are not accepted within 14 days of the program date; no refund will be provided.

NO SHOWS Those individuals who have paid but do not show for an event must request that their event materials be shipped to them. CEU certificates will not be awarded because attendance at the event is required. Materials will ship through regular USPS mail using the address provided at the time of registration.

SUBMITTING REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS, SUBSTITUTIONS AND NO SHOWS Requests must be submitted by email to Wendy Carranza. For refund and no show material requests, please provide your name, mailing address, phone number and email address, along with the name and date of the event. In the case of a substitution, please include the following information for both the original registrant and the substitute registrant: Name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Notification of approval will be made within seven days of receipt of the request. Requests will not by accepted by telephone or onsite.


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