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Session Information

FRM F102 - What You Need to Know About Coding But Were Afraid to Ask

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Flamingo 4

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Allan S. Wirtzer, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Murad Alam, MD, FAAD
  • Neal D. Bhatia, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Howard Wooding Rogers, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1. Practice correct coding principles.
  • 2. Avoid frequently misunderstood coding issues.
  • 3. Demonstrate confidence of their coding and documentation when faced with an audit.

Coding and documentation are critical to the success of a practice. Proper understanding will permit dermatologists to bill correctly for their services, optimize speed of payment, and enhance the physician-patient relationship. Overlooking principles of coding and documentation adds to the staff workload and also increases the risk of audits, among other things. Our session will focus on those elements of coding and documentation frequently overlooked in the busy office. Further, we will share our experience with EHR systems - advantages and pitfalls.