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Beginning Insurance Billing, Examination and Bulletproof Documentation

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, December 02, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Philadelphia Marriott West


  • full weekend
  • $100 savings

Registration is closed

When: Saturday, December 1st & Sunday, December 2nd. 9am to 5pm 

Where: Philadelphia Marriott West- 111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Day 1: Beginning Billing

  • CPT Coding – which codes pay and which don’t
  • ICD10 Codes that are “covered” by Insurance
  • How to fill out the CMS Claim Form
  • Submitting Claims & Corrected Claims Electronically
  • Networks – What to Consider and How to Join

This class is for practitioners who have no experience billing insurance or have been doing it with “limited” success. KNOW exactly what insurance carriers want to see and give it to them. We’ll teach you how to bill insurance and do it right – the first time. We’ll provide you with lots of resources such as coding cheat sheets, carrier policy bulletins, privacy practices you can use in your office. You’ll learn how to verify patient benefits as well as best office practices for taking insurance.

Understand what is involved with network participation and the advantages and disadvantages for going “in-network” with a carrier. You’ll learn how to submit claims electronically, how to re-file or resubmit claims if you made a mistake the first time. After taking this class you’ll have the confidence of knowing every claim you submit WILL be processed.

Throughout the class you’ll get tips and tricks from an expert in the field. Be prepared to ask questions – and get honest ethical answers as well as information you’ll use over and over again.

Bring your office manager or biller to Beginning Billing for just $99!

Day 1 is appropriate for practitioners, acupuncture students and your office manager or biller.

Day 2: Examination & Bulletproof Documentation

  • KNOW the Essentials Documentation including proper Coding
  • Examinations that Establish Medical Necessity
  • Making your Progress Notes Bullet Proof
  • Know EXACTLY what Carriers Look for in your Documentation
  • Create Treatment Plans and Goals that guarantee payment
  • Know how to write letters of Medical Necessity

Take this class and you’ll never worry again if you are asked for notes. We’ll provide you with resources you will use again and again along with samples of proper documentation as well as a through explanation about proper documentation in a way that makes it easy to understand.

We’ll teach you how to establish a health “baseline” for your patients that can be used to show that your treatment is medically necessary as well as how to create a treatment plan and goal of treatment.

In addition you’ll be getting instructions, samples and templates - How to write a letter of medical necessity and best practices for your office. Thinking about updating your progress notes for greater efficiency and better compliance? - We’ll have templates that you can make your own or use to update how you do things.

As always Mori will be sharing the latest information about Insurance Carriers plus great tips and tricks that come from over 30 years in the business of acupuncture billing. We’ve also got Dr. Roger West DC., QME, who will teach the examinations you need to know and how to document ranges of motion and functional improvements as well as tests to rule out certain conditions.

Day 2 is appropriate for practitioners and acupuncture students.

14 NCCAOM PDA's (Pending) for this event.


Mori West, C.P.C.

Mori West is a certified professional codes and the CEO of Acuclaims, a well-known and respected Medical Billing Company for Acupuncturists.  For over 30 plus years Mori has been providing up to date information regarding billing and coding while donating her time at both the national and state level to insure that correct information regarding insurance billing practices is put forth.  Her classes offer real- world information that comes from processing thousands of claims each week for acupuncturists across the country.  She is known as a lively speaker who entertains and inspires her students

Roger West, D.C., QME

Dr West has been in private practice as a chiropractor since 1985. Prior to receiving his degree he studied Chinese Martial Arts (Hsing-i, Tai Chi) as well as advanced studies in Feng Shui since 1990.  His studies include advanced knowledge in 5 element theory as well as Taoist Cosmology.   He has always been an advocate for acupuncture and acupuncturists and has worked alongside an acupuncturist in his private practice.  He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the state of California and has reviewed and commented on thousands of pages of medical records.

Are you coming in from out of town and want to reserve a hotel room? Use this link  to Book your group rate for Insurance Billing Seminar or call  800-237-3639 and ask for the APA Insurance Billing Seminar room rate. 

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