ST. LOUIS, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tamara Wagner, Vice President of Coding at National Medical Billing Services, will be a featured presenter at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's Winter Coding Seminar. Wagner will present three sessions on Tuesday, December 11: Understanding Pain Management from an Audit Perspective ( 1:00 p.m.); Knee Scope Tips and Traps: Maximizing Reimbursement ( 2:05 p.m.); and Colonoscopy Reporting: Medical Necessity, Surveillance vs. Screening – Avoiding Denials ( 3:20 p.m.). In addition, a Question and Answer session will follow the conclusion of the sessions. During these sessions Wagner will discuss specialty-specific coding issues and best practices that can significantly impact ambulatory surgery centers' bottom lines. Attendees can earn continuing education credits during these seminars. "Correct and compliant coding is mission critical for the financial health of ASCs," says Wagner. "Understanding best practice coding procedures is especially important during a time when our industry is undergoing so many changes due to the Affordable Care Act." During the Winter Coding Seminar, surgery center leaders and coding specialists from around the U.S. will learn about government updates and regulations specific to coding as well as other coding issues and best practice procedures. "Having a complete understanding of coding and how it can affect your ASC is more important now than ever," says Wagner. "To thrive in today's healthcare environment, ASCs have to optimize their revenue, and that begins with proper coding." The Winter Coding Seminar is December 10 – 11 at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas. About National Medical Billing Services National Medical Billing Services is a national healthcare revenue cycle management company with a sophisticated, boutique-like approach to operational delivery and client service. The company focuses solely on servicing ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and their affiliated surgeons. National Medical's team of professionals consults with ASCs and their surgeons to help them maximize revenue and overcome industry challenges. National Medical also provides its clients with industry insights, education and data analytics to help them make the best business decisions possible.