• 1.  2020 Coding Course/Conference

    Posted 09-28-2020 14:45
    ​Hi there,

    Can you tell me if there will be a 2020 Coding Course/Conference this year? If not, any idea when the next one will be? Either virtual, or in-person?


    Alaysia Brode

  • 2.  RE: 2020 Coding Course/Conference

    Posted 09-28-2020 18:36
    Thanks so much for your interest in our courses.
    Our Fall 2020 course was cancelled.  
    But we have a few other educational opportunities to consider:

    1.  The committee has been working hard on an online Fundamentals of Coding program - 5 modules, about 20-30 minutes each - which will cover some basic concepts of Coding.  We are hoping this will be released this calendar year - November-ish 2020.  

    2.   We are in discussion about doing 1-2 hours of coding content in regards to the new 2021 E/M billing changes, combined with practice management lectures as a 'virtual' meeting.  But in general I am not sure if people are interested in participating in a 4-6 hours course like this.  It would be on a Saturday likely as I know many people are strapped with various coverage schedules and/or remote learning or all the other fun things the pandemic has brought us.  There would be a registration fee.  Would you be interested in something like this? 

    3.  We have given a few lectures on Coding through the SMFM Webinar Series - which are recorded and available on the website

    4.  We have recorded a few short coding tips on podcasts. 

    5.  Lastly, we are tentatively planning for an in person course in the Spring of 2021.  

    I am always open to ideas and member feedback about what else people need with Coding, so let me know if you have any thoughts. 

    Vanita Jain, MD
    Chair, SMFM Coding Committee