2020 Medicare/Coding Seminars

Feb. 19 & 20, 2020
 Western Suburbs & O'Hare/Rosemont

Plus Live Webinar for "Downstate" Attendees
Featuring Joy Newby


Topics You Won't Want to Miss...     

  • 2020 CPT Changes
  • Eye Code vs E/M Code
  • E/M Documentation Changes for 2021
  • Tips for Scribes
  • OIG Workplan
  • Coding and Billing for an Optical Dispensary
  • Preventing Fraud and Abuse

Plus...lots of time for questions and answers.  Each attendee will receive information-packed reference materials.

This content has not been reviewed or endorsed by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology,  the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Government Services, or any other government contractor. 

Each attendee will receive information-packed reference materials. 

Download a copy of the printed brochure (PDF format) - CLICK HERE (coming soon)


Physicians & staff employed in a member practice should register at the "member" rate.

Online Registration - CLICK HERE

Download the paper registration (PDF version)CLICK HERE   

If using the online registration form, after entering your contact information, you'll enter the number of participants attending one of the two in-person workshops.  Be sure to enter the number attending according to the membership category.  PLEASE NOTE that both physicians and employed staff in a member practice should register at the member rate.

If you are signing up for the webinar, you will enter the number of log-in codes you wish to receive... that is, the number of individual computers you will be connecting to the webinar.  Once you click on the "submit" button, the next screen will give you an opportunity to enter the names of the individuals attending (or the primary contact person for the webinar log-in), and the session you are choosing.  Please note that an email address is required for the webinar.  The system will apply the correct total registration (including any group discounts) for the number you enter.  

About Your Instructor...

Joy Newby has developed a true following among ophthalmology office managers, insurance billing staff and physicians in a number of Midwestern states.  She is president of Newby Consulting, Inc., a practice management consulting firm based in Indianapolis.  A recognized expert in Medicare coding, she serves the state ophthalmology societies in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as numerous individual physician practices and medical centers.

Who Should Attend...

  • Anybody with responsibility for filing claims or documenting charts
  • Office managers
  • Insurance billing staff
  • Ophthalmologists (really!) or optometrists employed in an ophthalmology practice
  • Residents & Fellows in training -- Hey... you're going to need to know this stuff when you start practicing!

Dates & Locations

Workshops are from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Please note the dates for each session.

Session 1 - Western Suburbs
     Wednesday, February 19, 2020
     Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
      1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL (click link for Google map

Session 2 - Central/O'Hare Area (Rosemont)
     Thursday, February 20, 2020
Stephens Convention Center
      5555 N. River Road, Rosemont (click link for Google map)
      Parking & Skybridge Map -- use the "Williams Street Garage" depicted on the map
     ISEPS will provide parking vouchers for the convention center garage 

Session 3 - Live Webcast
     Thursday, February 20, 2020
     We are offering a live webcast originating from the Rosemont workshop.   
     This is available only to those who are more than 50 miles away from either of the two meeting sites
     See below for details. 

Each registrant will receive a confirmation letter with meeting details & directions.  Be sure to read your confirmation letter carefully!  Contact us with any questions or requests.


ISEPS Members & office staff employed by a "Practice" member*
     Basic fee - in person or per webcast log-in:  $365 ea. (first person attending)
     2nd through 5th person from same practice:  $325 ea.

     6th person and up from same practice:  $300 ea.

Non-member physicians or staff employed by an "Individual" category member or a non-member
     All attendees (in person or webcast) -- $650 ea.

Residents and Fellows enrolled in an accredited training program
     Residents/Fellows -- $95 ea.

Registrations cannot be processed until we receive full payment.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Webcast -- Attendees who are outside of the "blackout area" may register to view the workshop "live" over the internet.  The registration fee is per log-in/location (not per person).  You can have as many individuals watching as you wish, but only one computer per registration is allowed.  We will send you one set of the meeting materials in advance of the webcast.
Webcast "blackout area" -- Attendees from the following counties may not register for the webcast:  Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake (IL) & Will Counties.

Refund Policy -- Registrants who cancel at least 7 days before the date of the workshop will be entitled to a full refund less a $50 processing fee.  If the person registered cannot attend, you may substitute another individual from your office.  (Please call us with substitutions before the workshop date if at all possible!)  Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations less than 7 days in advance or for "no-shows."  Those individuals will receive all of the handout materials provided by Joy Newby.

*  ISEPS Practice Memberships
     The Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons offers a "practice" membership category that provides member benefits to all ophthalmologists and non-physician office staff for one combined dues payment.  The dues amount is based on the number of ophthalmologists in the practice.  For a non-ophthalmologist staff person to register at the member discounted rate, the practice that employs them must have an ISEPS "Practice Membership."  Doctors who have retained their ISEPS membership in the "Individual" category may attend personally at the member rate, but their employees must pay the non-member rate. You can convert from an "Individual" membership to a "Practice" membership, or join the ISEPS as a new Practice member, at any time. Please contact the ISEPS to convert/join now or if you have any questions about this policy.

About the Program

This is an intensive day-long workshop that will provide you with a detailed review of coding issues for ophthalmology.  Policies and procedures covered will be Illinois-specific.  Best of all, lunch is on us!

Be sure to bring your CPT coding manual.

Neither Newby Consulting, Inc., nor the speaker is employed or endorsed by Illinois Medicare, Medicaid, AdminiStar Federal, Inc., the American Medical Association or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The materials provided with these workshops are not official Medicare documents and are not meant to replace such items.

Approval has been requested from the Ameriacn Academy of Professional Coders for 6 Continuing Education Units.  Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content, or the program sponsor.  Also, we are applying for JCAHPO credit.


Contact ISEPS toll-free at 847/680-1666 or by email:  [email protected]

Last Updated on Monday, January 20, 2020 04:51 PM