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AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference agenda is packed with a lineup of all-star industry experts presenting on the latest trends and innovation in orthopedic practice management. To help you get to know the conference's speakers a little better, we will be spotlighting them leading up to the conference.

Introducing Margie Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-OR , Consultant of ACDC Consulting. There have been increasingly more changes in the documentation and coding for spinal procedures, with even more changes coming in 2019 from the American Medical Association (AMA). Private payers along with federal payers and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) have been performing audits and investigations regarding many spinal procedures such as corpectomies, osteotomies, placing of cages with anterior plates, and nerve root decompression. If your group or facility does any spinal procedures you cannot afford to miss this session.

Vaught recently shared some information to help you get to know more about her and her session!

AAOE: Why should attendees come to your session?

Vaught: Staff, surgeons, managers and anyone else that needs to have an understanding of EM documentation and what CMS is changing

AAOE: What's a fun fact about you that attendees should know?

Vaught: I am the shortest in my family at 5'7" -- all my siblings and my children are all taller then I am - with many of them being in the 6' range.

AAOE: What are key takeaways from your session?

Vaught: CMS appears to be changing many of the strict requirements for EM documentation during this interactive session we will discuss these changes and how they will effect your given practice. Also getting your providers on board and ready when the changes take place and what private payers will be doing.

Register now for AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference, May 5-8 in Nashville, TN to attend Vaught's session! Add her session to your personal agenda during registration, or add it later by editing your registration form in the Attendee Service Center

Questions about the Annual Conference or creating your personal agenda? Contact AAOE at or 800-247-9699.





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