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FRIDAY AM

New! The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits

Prepare for the major change to documenting and coding office visit codes in 2021. Code selection for services billed using 99202—99215 will no longer follow the 1995/1997 Documentation Guidelines. Learn what will determine code selection, including update rules for using time and significant changes in the table or risk related to the decision for surgery. Discover how to bill for prolonged care services in the office, for those visits that take an extraordinary amount of time. This session also covers coding for services performed in the hospital. Surgeons will need to use two sets of rules, one for office visits and one for services done in facilities.

  • General Surgeons
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Select the level of service for codes 99202—99215 using the new guidelines
  • Describe the two prolonged services codes
  • Identify the type of visit/category of code for patients seen in the hospital

2021 AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 3.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3.25 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

FRIDAY PM

New! Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services

This information-jammed course will cover critical updates to Medicare and telehealth happening in 2021, things you must know to bill and get paid appropriately! It also covers those all-important activities that general surgeons do daily, such as biopsies, skin excisions, debridement, and more.

As always, with KZA, you will receive a comprehensive workbook that covers every topic discussed and will become your coding guide for years to come. At KZA we pride ourselves on never reading the slides; we deliver engaging and well-researched nuances of coding to improve your coding accuracy and reduce your denials.

This three-hour interactive course will feature two seasoned speakers well known in the general surgery community, Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP, and Jennifer Bell, MSOLE, CPC, CPMA, CHC. Questions will be encouraged and will be answered in the course or after as time permits.

  • General Surgeons
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators

After this session, participants will be able to:
• Describe the key Medicare changes for 2021.
• Detail the key telehealth rules for 2021 for during and after the public health emergency.
• Accurately code common office procedures.
• Understand the guidelines for use of modifier 25, 24 and 57

2021 AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 4.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

_______

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3.75 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

SATURDAY

Successful Surgical Coding

New codes, new guidelines! The 2021 ACS surgical procedure coding course sifts through all that is new and important in general surgery coding and packs it into an intensive, fast-paced day. This year’s agenda covers all you need to know to code and document accurately and efficiently in 2021 and beyond.

Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff. Forget boring slides and a mind-numbing list of CPT codes. This course is rich with clinical scenarios and a comprehensive workbook that will become your first-response coding resource.

The course provides in-depth and interesting instruction on coding for endoscopy, colorectal, breast, hernia, appendix, gall bladder, liver, intraabdominal tumor, pancreatic, and endocrine procedures.

The course describes why documentation is as essential as the code selected and how to capture all potential revenue by improving your notes. We’ll show you the correct way to use surgical payment modifiers so that you optimize payment. You’ll leave armed with ideas and techniques for setting up systems that reduce denials and increase successful appeals.

  • Pancreatic Coding: Whipple and other resections, including how to code for venous reconstruction
  • Coding for Robotic Assistance: Setting a fee, documenting medical necessity, and tracking payment
  • Coding Rules for surgical coding: What’s separately reported and what’s not. Including omental flaps, lysis of adhesions, omentectomy, intra-op and post-op procedures, endoscopy, and more
  • How to format an operative note to enhance accurate coding and serve as an appeal defense document
  • Strategic Appeals: What to do if you hit a brick wall in appeals
  • New 2020 guidelines for percutaneous biopsy and mastectomy coding
  • General Surgeons
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators
  • Distinguish different categories of codes and how payment differs
  • Describe what is included in a global surgical package and what can be reported separately
  • Distinguish what surgical modifier to report
  • Describe documentation requirements for unlisted codes
  • Demonstrate correct coding and documentation for radiology services
  • Describe coding for different surgical approaches
  • Identify when to report mesh and reinforcement implants
  • Demonstrate correct coding for a variety of general surgery procedures

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. 

_______

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6.5 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

On-Demand Workshops

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits

Prepare for the major change to documenting and coding office visit codes in 2021.  Code selection for services billed using 99202—99215 will no longer follow the 1995/1997 Documentation Guidelines. Learn what will determine code selection, including update rules for using time and significant changes in the table or risk related to the decision for surgery.  Discover how to bill for prolonged care services in the office, for those visits that take an extraordinary about of time. This session also covers coding for services performed in the hospital. Surgeons will need to use two sets of rules, one for office visits and one for services done in facilities.

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CME and CEU credit hours with the completion of an online test and evaluation.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • You will receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • General Surgeons
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Select the level of service for codes 99202—99215 using the new guidelines
  • Describe the two prolonged services codes
  • Identify the type of visit/category of code for patients seen in the hospital

AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 3.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

Credit is available after the completion of an evaluation.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services

This information jammed course will cover critical updates to Medicare and telehealth happening in 2021, things you must know to bill and get paid appropriately!! It also covers those all-important activities that general surgeons do daily, such as biopsies, skin excisions, debridement, and more.

As always, with KZA, you will receive a comprehensive workbook that covers every topic discussed and will become your coding guide for years to come. At KZA we pride ourselves on never reading the slides, we deliver engaging and well-researched nuances of coding to improve your coding accuracy and reduce your denials.

This 3-hour interactive course will feature two seasoned speakers well known in the general surgery community, Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP, and Jennifer Bell, MSOLE, CPC, CPMA, CHC. Questions will be encouraged and will be answered in the course or after as time permits.

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CME and CEU credit hours with the completion of an online test and evaluation.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • You will receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • General Surgeons
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators

After this session, participants will be able to:
• Describe the key Medicare changes for 2021.
• Detail the key telehealth rules for 2021 for during and after the public health emergency.
• Accurately code common office procedures.
• Understand the guidelines for use of modifier 25, 24 and 57

AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 3.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

Credit is available after the completion of an evaluation.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Successful Surgical Coding

New codes, new guidelines! The 2021 ACS surgical procedure coding course sifts through all that is new and important in general surgery coding and packs it into an intensive, fast-paced day. This year’s agenda covers all you need to know to code and document accurately and efficiently in 2021 and beyond.

Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff. Forget boring slides and a mind-numbing list of CPT codes. This course is rich with clinical scenarios and a comprehensive workbook that will become your first-response coding resource.

The course provides in-depth and interesting instruction on coding for endoscopy, colorectal, breast, hernia, appendix, gall bladder, liver, intraabdominal tumor, pancreatic, and endocrine procedures.

The course describes why documentation is as essential as the code selected and how to capture all potential revenue by improving your notes. We’ll show you the correct way to use surgical payment modifiers so that you optimize payment. You’ll leave armed with ideas and techniques for setting up systems that reduce denials and increase successful appeals.

  • Pancreatic Coding: Whipple and other resections, including how to code for venous reconstruction
  • Coding for Robotic Assistance: Setting a fee, documenting medical necessity, and tracking payment
  • Coding Rules for surgical coding: What’s separately reported and what’s not. Including omental flaps, lysis of adhesions, omentectomy, intra-op and post-op procedures, endoscopy, and more
  • How to format an operative note to enhance accurate coding and serve as an appeal defense document
  • Strategic Appeals: What to do if you hit a brick wall in appeals
  • New 2020 guidelines for percutaneous biopsy and mastectomy coding
  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CME and CEU credit hours with the completion of an online test and evaluation.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • You will receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • General Surgeons
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators
  • Distinguish different categories of codes and how payment differs
  • Describe what is included in a global surgical package and what can be reported separately
  • Distinguish what surgical modifier to report
  • Describe documentation requirements for unlisted codes
  • Demonstrate correct coding and documentation for radiology services
  • Describe coding for different surgical approaches
  • Identify when to report mesh and reinforcement implants
  • Demonstrate correct coding for a variety of general surgery procedures

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. 

Credit is available after completion of an evaluation and a 40 question test.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6.25 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding

A full day devoted to trauma surgery and critical care coding! You asked for it—we’re delivering it. This information-packed course goes narrow and deep into the distinct coding issues faced by trauma and critical care providers: learn the granularities of the relevant global surgical packages; gain the know-how for choosing the correct modifier to report surgeon role, same-day surgical procedure, and surgical procedures performed within the global period; and get all of the details needed to code and document an array of common procedures in a trauma and critical care environment, including: emergent procedures, abdominal and thoracic trauma, damage control surgery, wound care, imaging, and vessel repair.

This year, we’ve expanded the critical care section to almost an entire afternoon that will leave you confident about your critical care documentation and coding. Case scenarios will help you identify which critical care circumstances support critical care reporting and how to create documentation that will hold up under scrutiny.

We’ll also describe when resident or NP/PA documentation and time count in your critical care calculation.

This course connects clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes, making it ideal for surgeons and coding staff.

  • Expanded critical care!
    • Documentation examples to guide your critical care documentation: what is and is not acceptable to payor scrutiny
    • How to describe resident and NP/PA documentation and time to reduce audit risk
    • Concurrent care: will it be paid?
    • When does the add-on code (+99292) kick in, and who can report it?
    • Trauma surgeons as ICU intensivists: billing for post-op patients of other surgeons: when is it appropriate?
    • Patients on ventilators: are they always critical care?
  • Damage control surgery: modifiers 52, 58, 78: choosing the correct modifier to ensure optimal payment: what’s the code and modifier for the final day of fascial and skin closure?
  • New! Definition of complex wound repair: extensive undermining finally defined!
  • Thoracotomy coding: can hemorrhage control and cardiac massage be billed together? what about lung resections?
  • Coding and documentation topics
    • New! Trauma Whipple and venous reconstruction
    • Percutaneous tracheostomy: is bronchoscopy separately billable?
    • New! 2020 new codes for pre-peritoneal packing
    • Choosing the correct colectomy code
    • Vessel sacrifice and new 2020 codes for vessel exploration
    • tPA in chest tube management
    • Fasciotomies
    • Omentectomy, mesentery repair, serosal tears: what’s billable and what’s not
    • When is an exploratory trauma laparotomy separately reported?
    • What about laparoscopic approaches?
  • More cases scenarios, including penetrating and blunt trauma cases
  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CME and CEU credit hours with the completion of an online test and evaluation.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • You will receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • General Surgeons
  • Billing Managers
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators
  • Describe the global surgical package and what is separately reported for trauma and critical care services
  • Distinguish documentation for co-surgeon versus an assistant surgeon services for multiple trauma cases
  • Correctly apply surgical and E/M modifiers for trauma and critical care
  • Recognize correct trauma diagnosis coding
  • Correctly code a variety of trauma procedures and services, including imaging, thoracotomy, damage control surgery, liver, colon and other injuries, vessel repair and sacrifice, and new vessel exploration codes Differentiate between critical care and non-critical care E/M services
  • Differentiate between critical care and non-critical care E/M services
  • Demonstrate how to report and document critical care time
  • Recognize correct reporting of critical care services within a surgical global period
  • Recognize how to report critical care as a teaching physician

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. 

Credit is available after completion of an evaluation and a 40 question test.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6.0 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

FEES

single course

FRIDAY AM

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits

$525/ACS Member

$625/Non-Member

FRIDAY PM

Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services

$625/ACS Member

$715/Non-Member

SATURDAY

Successful Surgical Coding

$875/ACS Member

$1005/Non-Member

combo courses

bundle 1

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits + Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services

$975/ACS member

$1,120/Non-Member

bundle 2

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits + Successful Surgical Coding

$1,195/ACS member

$1,375/Non-Member

bundle 3

Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services + Successful Surgical Coding

$1,295/ACS member

$1,490/Non-Member

bundle 4

All three courses

*BEST 
DEAL!

$1,695/ACS member

$1,950/Non-Member

virtual meetings

EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT 2.0 2021 E/M GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL SURGERY

$499

on-demand options

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits

$495/ACS member

$645/Non-Member

Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services

$495/ACS member

$645/Non-Member

Successful Surgical Coding

$695/ACS member

$845/Non-Member

Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding

$695/ACS member

$845/Non-Member

combo 1

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits + Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services

$695/ACS member

$845/Non-Member

combo 2

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits + Successful Surgical Coding

$995/ACS member

$1145/Non-Member

combo 3

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits + Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding

$995/ACS member

$1145/Non-Member

combo 4

Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth Services + Successful Surgical Coding

$995/ACS member

$1145/Non-Member

combo 5

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits + Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding

$995/ACS member

$1145/Non-Member

combo 6

Successful Surgical Coding + Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding

$1190/ACS member

$1340/Non-Member

combo 7

All 4 courses

*BEST 
DEAL!

$1885/ACS member

$2035/Non-Member

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August 6-7

Nashville, TN

855-524-0893

Hotel Cut Off Date - July 26th

September 24-25

Dallas, TX

888-827-8457

Hotel Cut Off Date - August 26th

October 15-16

Chicago, IL

877-803-7534

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ACS SUCCESSFUL SURGICAL CODING ON-DEMAND WORKSHOP

ACS INTENSIVE TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE CODING ON-DEMAND WORKSHOP

ACS THE ART OF CODING OFFICE AND HOSPITAL VISITS ON-DEMAND WORKSHOP

ACS ACCURATE CODING FOR OFFICE PROCEDURES AND TELEHEALTH SERVICES ON-DEMAND WORKSHOP

EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT 2.0 2021 E/M GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL SURGERY
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Instructors

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Jennifer Bell

MSOLE, CPC, CPMA, CHC

Consultant and Speaker

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Betsy Nicoletti

MS, CCP

Consultant and Speaker

Consultant - Teri Romano

Teri Romano

BSN, MBA, COC, CMDP

Consultant and Speaker

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