Caral Edelberg Speaks at Straight Talk Reimbursement Conference

Posted by: Edelberg & Associates

Edelberg & Associates is pleased to be a gold sponsor of the Michigan Chapter ACEP conference on Emergency Medicine Reimbursement Issues taking place on November 12, 2012 at the Lexington Hotel in Lansing, Michigan.
President & CEO of Edelberg & Associates, Caral Edelberg, will be speaking to attendees about some of the most pressing issues involved in today’s rapidly changing reimbursement environment for emergency medicine practitioners.

Edelberg & Associates is excited and pleased to sponsor an event of this caliber. Caral Edelberg when asked about the company’s participation remarked, “Anytime Edelberg & Associates can get in the community of practitioners, practice directors and executives in emergency medicine and talk about today’s most pressing issues in reimbursement it is a great day. Edelberg & Associates has a key mission in this rapidly changing healthcare landscape, our job is to help all involved constituencies to reduce risk and increase the value of their business operations through better insight on coding and revenue cycle practices. I really love being in front of organizations like MCEP as it allows me to not only share insight on key issues affecting the industry but also let key executives understand the benefits that Edelberg & Associates team can provide in the areas of coding, education, and compliance.”

Event Details from Michigan College of Emergency Physicians is provided below:  (Visit the MCEP Website for additional information)

This course presents valuable information and updates for emergency physicians, billing and coding professionals, and group managers. Three tracks are offered: Professional Coding (Basic & Advanced), Facility Coding, and Physician/Administrative. Lunch offers unstructured time to interact with peers and to share information about the dynamic reimbursement environment.


Basic: Participants will learn fundamentals of CPT and ICD-9 coding for the professional aspect of emergency medical care, and then have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through discussion of actual ED cases.
Advanced: Participants will have the opportunity to review the appropriate use of CPT and ICD-9 codes for professional services provided in the ED. Included will be a discussion of updates for 2013, PQRI, Observation, & Ultrasound coding updates.


Participants will review the unique aspects of facility coding for emergency services provided to non-admitted patients. Included will be discussions of the differences between processes for commercial and government payers, with a focus on APC’s and appropriate assignment of visit levels.


Participants will review documentation requirements for various EM services; learn about how upcoming Healthcare Reform will impact your practice; review opportunities for groups to better understand & interact with carriers, and be given tools to better assess their group’s billing and collection performance.


The Case Studies used in this program may be downloaded from this page 1-2 weeks prior to the meeting date. Please be sure to provide MCEP with your e-mail address upon registration and you will receive a link to this information. Cases will not be printed. Please take a minute to download & familiarize yourself with the examples.


Please note MCEP will again be offering a discount for those who register 3 or more non-physician/coder attendees. The cost will be $225 for each registrant versus the $250 individual fee. Unfortunately, registration for these registrants is not available on-line. To receive the discounted price you must fax, mail or phone in these type of group registrations. Thank you.


We greatly appreciate the patronage of the following Sponsors of this year’s program:

Edelberg & Associates


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