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CODEquest Coding Courses

State specific seminars designed to help you learn the latest in coding and reimbursement as well as jump-start your ICD-10 conversion.

Take advantage of these convenient state-specific seminars designed to enhance participants' knowledge of appropriate coding and documentation in order to receive proper reimbursement.

All 2014 CODEquest seminars are now complete.

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The 2015 seminar schedule is posted below. Additional programs will be added when confirmed. Check back often.

NOTE: The 2015 Agenda will be posted on this page soon. For information about these programs contact Peggy Coakley at

2015 CODEquest Schedule

2015 CODEquest Seminar Schedule

ALABAMA Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
Birmingham, Ala.
Date: May 29

Mobile, Ala.
Date: May 30

  • Venue(s) TBD
  • Program contact: AAOE representative Valerie Brown

ARKANSAS Arkansas Ophthalmological Society
Little Rock, Ark.
Date: Jan. 23

  • Venue TBD
  • Program contact: AOS Executive Director, Laura Hawkins

CALIFORNIA California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Southern California
Date: Jan. 23

Northern California
Date: Jan. 30

  • Venue(s) and Cities TBD
  • Program contact: AAOE representative, Valerie Brown

COLORADO Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Denver, Colo.
Date: March 21
  • Venue TBD
  • Program contact: CSEPS Executive Director, Chet Seward

FLORIDA Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Jacksonville, Fla.
Date: Feb. 20

Tampa, Florida
Date: Feb. 21

GEORGIAGeorgia Society of Ophthalmology 
Atlanta, Ga.
Date: May 16 

MARYLANDMaryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons 
Baltimore, Md.
Date: May 8

  • Venue TBD
  • Program contact: MSEPS Executive Director, Beverly Lynch

MICHIGAN — Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons 
Pontiac, Mich.
Date: April 11

MINNESOTAMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
Bloomington, Minn.
Date: Feb 21

MONTANA — Montana Academy of Ophthalmology 
Helena, Mont.
Date: July 25

NEBRASKANebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Omaha, Neb. 
Date: April 10

  • Venue TBD
  • Program contact: NAEPS Executive Director, Sarah Dunbar

NEW HAMPSHIRE — New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Bedford, N.H. 
Date: May 2
NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology
Trenton, N.J. 
Date: April 1
  • Venue TBD
  • Program contact: NJAO Executive Director, Beverly Lynch

NORTH CAROLINANorth Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Greensboro, NC
Date: Feb. 7

  • Venue TBD
  • Program contact: NCSEPS representative, Nancy Lowe

OKLAHOMAOklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Date: April 11

OREGONOregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Portland, Ore.
Date: March 28

PENNSYLVANIAPennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Pittsburgh, Pa.
Date: May 19

Harrisburg, Pa.
Date: May 20

Philadelphia, Pa.
Date: May 21

  • Venue(s) TBD
  • Program contact: PAO representative, Judy Smith

SOUTH CAROLINASouth Carolina Society of Ophthalmology
Columbia, S.C.
Date: Jan. 9

TENNESSEE — Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
Nashville, Tenn.
Date: Jan. 17

  • Venue TBD
  • Program contact: TAO Executive Director, Angela Allen

TEXASTexas Ophthalmological Association

San Marcos, Texas
Date: March 7

Houston, Texas
Date: March 14

Dallas, Texas
Date: March 28

  • University of Texas — SW Med. Center at Dallas
  • Program contact: AAOE representative, Valerie Brown

UTAHUtah Ophthalmology Society
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: Feb 21

WASHINGTONWashington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Bellevue, Wash.
Date: May 11


Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Ophthalmic allied health professionals receive 4.0 JCAHPO “A” CE Credits for completion of this course.*


This program has prior approval from the American Academy of Professional Coders for 4 Continuing Education Units.* Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor.

ASOA COE Credit Reporting Statement

This program has been approved for 4 credit hours under Category “A” continuing education credit. Please keep the form that will be emailed to you after completion of the online evaluation in your own personal file. ASOA does not retain records of CE credits earned.

*Unless otherwise specified.

CODEquest Instructors Help You Ace Every Coding Challenge

Elizabeth Cottle CPC, OCS

Elizabeth is an associate administrator of the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU, in Portland, Oregon, responsible for department compliance activities. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with a “specialty proficient” credential in ophthalmology by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC). Elizabeth has over 30 years healthcare experience, and over 20 in ophthalmology.

Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, Academy Coding Executive 

Sue's 30 year ophthalmic background includes all aspects of coding, reimbursement, practice management, clinic and surgical assistance. Sue is the Academy's coding executive, the author of EyeNet's “Savvy Coder” and AAOE's “Coding Bulletin”, the Ophthalmic Coding Coach, and the Ophthalmic Coding Series.

Joy Woodke, COE, OCS

Joy is the practice administrator at Oregon Eye Consultants, LLC, in Eugene, Oregon, a four-physician practice specializing in anterior segment, retina and cornea. Joy has over 20 years experience in ophthalmology, which includes 16 years in management, and over 20 years in accounting and ophthalmic coding and billing. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) who enjoys providing an administrator’s perspective to coding and billing, along with the unique aspects of a retina practice.

All instructors have the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist (OCS) designation. 

Why Attendees Return Year After Year

What CODEquest participants are saying:

“All doctors should attend! It's our responsibility to know what's billed and make sure it corresponds with the chart. CODEquest helps us make sure that our documentation is appropriate and allows us to get paid the most for the work being done.”

Robert Innocenzi, DO,Chino, Ca.

“This was the most informative course I have ever attended in nine years of experience in ophthalmology.”

Lauren Bell,North River Ophthalmology — Tuscaloosa, AL

“In my book, CODEquest is the only go-to course for annual coding and billing updates.”

Phyllis Hilliard, COT, OCS,Stokes Regional Eye Centers — Florence, S.C.

“What a wonderful and informative meeting. Every part of the presentation was useful especially the part about ICD-10.”

Tennille McGaw,Family Eye Care of the Carolinas, Aberdeen, N.C.