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CPT Power Coding

WHY attend a virtual meeting?

  • Since we can not travel, this is a great option.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Participate live by submitting questions to speakers and participating in polling.
  • Earn up to 6.5 CEU credit hours.


CPT Power Coding – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
Course begins at 8 AM CST and adjourns at 4 PM CST

2021 AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 6.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

After registering you will receive an initial confirmation with details for the workshop. You will receive an additional email with login instructions. 

Check your spam folder in case the email is directed to that folder. It is important that you provide the email address of the person who will be participating in the event. Each separate participant requires a unique email address.

*You will have access to the content for 30 days from the time you receive the access information. Please email education@karenzupko.com if you have questions.

Once you receive your login information you can test your connection on the device you will be using for the on-demand workshop. 

You will receive a physical workbook(s) prior to the virtual meeting by Fed Ex.  The workbooks will be sent to the address provided in the order. If staff will be attending from home please indicate where the book should be sent. If they should be sent to a different address please email information@karenzupko.com and we will update the address.

Even though you aren’t in the room with the instructor you will still have the opportunity to ask questions.  There will be designated Q&A segments for each course during which both in-person and remote attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. These questions will be submitted through a panel on the virtual meeting player.

The workshop content is copyrighted property of KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.  Any rebroadcast, reproduction, or other use of the pictures, content and accounts of this workshop or the accompanying workbook without the express written consent of KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. is prohibited.


*agenda subject to change

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Global Surgical Package

  • What’s included in a CPT code and what can you separately report
  • Coding for pre-op visits, post-op visits related to the procedure, post-op visits unrelated to the procedure

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Using Modifiers to Get Paid

  • Commonly used modifiers in an ENT practice – when to use them and how they impact reimbursement
  • Modifiers 22 (increased service) vs. 52 (reduced service) vs. 53 (discontinued procedure)
  • Modifiers 50 (bilateral procedure) and 51 (multiple procedures)
  • Unravel the confusion between modifiers 51 vs. 59 vs. Medicare’s X- modifiers.
  • Performing a procedure when you’re already in a global period – is it included in the global period you’re already in or can it be separately reported? Using modifiers 58 (staged/anticipated procedure), 78 (unplanned procedure) and 79 (unrelated procedure)
  • Explanation of the assistant surgeon (80, 82) vs. co-surgeon (62) modifiers
  • KZA’s “quick guide” to surgery code modifiers

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Surgical Procedure Coding

  • Using an Unlisted Code
  • New Technology Procedures
    • Automated tympanostomy tube delivery, nasal lesion ablation, minimally invasive procedures for nasal vestibular stenosis: learn the latest on coding, billing and reimbursement strategies
  • Otology/Neurotology
    • Microscope codes, tympanostomy tube placement, intratympanic injection, Epley maneuver, mastoid debridement, tympanic membrane repair procedures, mastoidectomy, cochlear implant, repair of semicircular canal dehiscence, excision of acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma
    • NEW in 2021: Eustachian tube dilation codes
  • Rhinology
    • Control of epistaxis, intranasal removal of polyps, inferior turbinate procedures, endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Laryngology/Airway
    • Flexible laryngoscopy procedures including laser ablation, tracheostomy and tube change, Botox injections, thyroplasty
  • Facial Plastics
    • Coding for skin biopsy and lesion removal, wound/laceration repairs, adjacent tissue transfer, paramedian forehead flap, skin grafts, rhinoplasty, repair of nasal vestibular stenosis
      NEW in 2021: Repair of nasal valve collapse with lateral wall implant code
  • Head and Neck
    • Fine needle aspiration, diagnostic head/neck ultrasound, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy and postop bleed scenarios, direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, tongue biopsies, lymph node procedures, thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy, parotidectomy, glossectomy, laryngectomy, skull base surgery (open and endoscopic endonasal)
  • Sleep Surgery
    • Sleep endoscopy, hyoid suspension, tongue base reduction, soft palate implant, hypoglossal nerve stimulator

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Surgical Procedure Coding (continued)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Surgical Procedure Coding (continued)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Surgical Procedure Coding (continued)

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Ancillary Services

  • Audiology – Billing/supervision guidelines
    • New in 2021: VEMP, auditory evoked potential (AEP) codes
  • Allergy – Testing, immunotherapy including SLIT; billing supervision guidelines
  • In-office CT – Global vs. professional and technical component coding, update on Medicare’s Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program effective 1/1/22

4:00 PM




Attend the virtual meeting online.


Due to the time needed to ensure on-time delivery of the essential workbooks for these courses, we have closed online registration. If you are still interested in attending the courses on September 25th, please email education@karenzupko.com and we will happily provide an invoice for the registration with an added, expedited shipping fee.



Kim Pollock


Consultant and Speaker


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