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Billing Basics For the Acupuncture Practice

  • 10/22/2016
  • 8:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Hampton Inn 736 Southbridge Street, Auburn MA


  • AOMSM members save on class fees. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact

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Boost Your Professional Development &
Learn Basic Billing Skills!

Trying to determine if you want to begin billing at the office? In just half a day you will discover if it is a good fit for you & also how to do it! 

This class will cover BASIC billing concepts fir acupuncturists as they relate to insurance claims.

Approved for 4 NCCAOM PDA Points


8:00 am registration and breakfast 

8:30-9:45 am  

Front Office Basics: 1st line of defense to denied claims

  1. Contracting overview
  2. New payment methodology for the future
  3. Front desk basics & best practices
  4. HIPPA and release of information

10:00-10:45 am 

Insurance & referrals: major payers, billing rules for patients with dual insurance coverage and referrals vs pre-authorizations

  1. Insurance best practices
  2. Patient's with dual insurance
  3. Insurance rules 
  4. Checking eligibility
  5. Referrals vs pre-auth

11- 12:45 pm  

Coding Western Diagnoses: how to code diagnoses for insurance claims

  1. General CPT coding for acupuncture
  2. Diagnostic coding: ICD-10 basics
  3. Case Histories > coding practice
  4. Claims submission
Prerequisites None

Instructor  Elizabeth Hanka, managing partner of Allied Health Medical Billing Service, will be sharing the latest information about insurance carriers plus great tips and tricks that come from over 25 years in the business of medical billing. Her knowledge of report preparation, proficiency in coding, and tips for best billing practices will enable you to maximize your reimbursements and help your practice run as smoothly as possible.

Earn CEUs If you are a licensed acupuncturist you can receive 4 NCCAOM PDA points for attending. Please include your state/lic # or NCCAOM # when registering.

Register & pay by 10/20

AOMSM Members (or prior event attendees)- If you are or have been a member or if you've attended an event, you have an online account/profile with AOMSM which you can access. 
  1. First LOGIN using the email address associated with your membership (to activate the lower member rates and ensure it syncs with your membership record)
  2. Renew your membership if you are not active. If you pay by credit card you can register for the class immediately after. If you pay by check, you will need to wait until your check clears in order to register at the member rates.
  3. Once logged in, return to this class page and click REGISTER
  4. Choose "AOMSM member" and follow the prompts.
If you are unsure of your member status or email address used, please contact us at

NON Members-Click REGISTER and choose "Non Member" when prompted.

Payment You can pay online via our secure credit card processor or mail us a check. Payment needs to be received prior to the class to hold your spot in the class. 

Cancellation Policy: AOMSM MUST receive all cancellations and changes to registrations in writing at You may be able to make a substitution; please notify us as soon as possible. Full refunds are given for cancellations received prior to September 29th. Cancellations received between September 30 and October 14th may or may not receive a full refund as we need a certain amount of students for the class to take place. No refund will be given after October 14th.

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