workshops

coding & revenue cycle

ORTHOPAEDIC

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FRIDAY AM

Improve your Bottom Line - LIVE!

Whether you’re planning to stay in private practice or you are considering being acquired, merged, or employed – a better bottom line pays off. Don’t get stuck in TGE thinking – by the way, that stands for “That’s Good Enough.” Frankly, you and your practice are more valuable if sound processes are in place, documented, and followed.

This workshop is filled with assessments you can use to see how well the business office or your billing service is doing. We include assessments you can use when hiring billing managers and coders.

Join us for three fast-paced hours with information you can put into place that can improve your bottom line in 90 days.

  • Physicians (Employed, Private Practice, and Academic)
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Coders
  • Billing Managers
  • Key Financial Performance Indicators
  • Best Billing Practices Assessments
  • Hiring Competent Billing Managers and Coders
  • Crafting Financial Policies That Produce Results and Don’t Put Patients Off
  • Optimizing Technology in Your Business Office
  • Why Financing Works for Patients with High Deductibles
  • Exactly How to Ask for Prepayment for Services and Surgery
  • Turning Accounts Over to Collections: Here’s Your Guide

2022 AAPC CEUs

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.0 CEUs in Core B, Please note: Core B can comprise no more than 33% (1/3) of the total Core continuing education units.

FRIDAY PM

Power Coding in the Office - LIVE!

Learn about these hot topics for reporting office services:  Applying E/M guideline change in the office; how did the AMA’s March 2021 Technical Corrections impact medical decision making credit in orthopaedics?  Learn how you can defend against E/M denials by using modifiers 24, 57, and 25 correctly.  CMS made significant changes to its non-physician provider (NPP) billing rules in 2022.  Join us to discuss the intricacies of incident to, direct, and split/shared billing for Medicare claims, with a focus on applying the new CMS criteria. 

  • Update your knowledge of the CPT 2021 E/M requirements and how they compare to original E/M guidelines
  • Apply E/M modifiers accurately
  • Describe when it is appropriate to report an E/M service in addition to a joint injection
  • Differentiate incident-to and split/shared reporting for NPPs – and see how those concepts are impacted by 2022 CMS changes

2022 AAPC CEUs

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 4.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CASCC for continuing education units

Saturday

Power Coding for Surgery - LIVE!

Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios. Learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines. You’ll also leave with awareness of the  2022 CPT code changes and updated guidance from the AMA on coding for post-arthroplasty joint infections..

  • Differentiate CPT, AAOS Global Service, and CMS NCCI guidelines.
  • Apply surgical modifiers correctly to prevent denials.
  • Learn important changes to CPT 2022 musculoskeletal guidelines that impact fracture reporting and removal of implants/foreign bodies
  • Apply revised instructions for coding infected joint procedures
  • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through practice exercises.

2022 AAPC CEUs

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 6.5 CEUs. Can be split between Core A, CEMC, COSC, CDEO, CASCC, CPCO and CPMA For continuing education units

On-Demand workshops

FRIDAY AM

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line

No matter how good you think things are going – they can be better. And, we at KZA can help you.

Whether you’re planning to stay in private practice or you are considering being acquired, merged, or employed – a better bottom line pays off. Don’t get stuck in TGE thinking – by the way, that stands for “That’s Good Enough.” Frankly, you and your practice are more valuable if sound processes are in place, documented, and followed.

This workshop is filled with assessments you can use to see how well the business office or your billing service is doing. We include assessments you can use when hiring billing managers and coders.

Join us for three fast-paced hours with information you can put into place that can improve your bottom line in 90 days.

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CEU credit hours with the completion of an online evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Receive your essential 70-page workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • Recorded October 2021.
  • Produce an actionable plan that adopts user-friendly technologies to help patients better understand the costs of their care
  • Manage payment plans and financial counseling to help patients with out-of-pocket costs and copays
  • Apply strategies that address patient financial experience preferences, regardless of the care setting

AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

Saturday

Power Surgical Coding

Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios, including spine surgery basics. Learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines. You’ll leave with awareness of reimbursement methodologies for bundled payment, and, of course, with the latest 2021 code changes and NCCI updates.

  • 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 evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Receive your essential 180-page workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • Recorded September 2021.
  •  CPT and NCCI for 2020—What’s new or changed
  • Hierarchical Condition Categories and comorbidities
    • What’s the connection and why are they important?
    • How are HCCs used in bundled payment contracting?
  • Surgical concepts expanded to 3+ hours with updated scenarios
    • New and more exercises which combine CPT and ICD-10-CM
  • Physicians (Employed, Private Practice, and Academic)
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Coders
  • Billing Managers
  • Differentiate AAOS Global Service Guidelines from NCCI guidelines for Medicare.
  • Apply surgical modifiers correctly to prevent denials.
  • Identify how restorative care is defined and how it impacts fracture code selection.
  • Apply the new CPT definitions for arthroscopic shoulder debridement.
  • Understand the new CPT guideline for arthroscopic removal of loose or foreign bodies when performed at the time of other procedures.
  • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through practice exercises.

AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 7 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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CME Credit for Physicians

This activity has been approved for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

We’re one year into using revised E/M criteria in the office setting.  We take an overview look at how code levels are selected under these AMA-defined changes.  We cover in-depth how the AMA’s March 2021 Technical Corrections impact medical decision-making credit in orthopaedics.  Last, we discuss appropriate use of E/M modifiers 24, 57, and 25 in the office setting.  

This 2.5 hour virtual course analyzes the CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits, presenting them in a distilled, understandable way. We break down and explain the restructured elements of Medical Decision Making and Time and demonstrate how they are applied using example scenarios.

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CEU credit hours with the completion of an online evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register..
  • Physicians (Employed, Private Practice, and Academic)
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Coders
  • Billing Managers

In this session you will:

  • Drill into the parameters of Medical Decision Making, and how the definitions of Problems Addressed, Data, and Risk come together to determine a level of service.
  • Understand the nuances of how data credit is allowed (or not allowed), based upon information published by the AMA during 2021.
  • Differentiate how Time is defined under the revised criteria, and what activities can be counted when selecting the level of service for codes 99202-99215.
  • Take a detailed look at the definition of modifier 25 and how to defend against payor denials.

AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

On-Demand product requires successful completion of a Post-Test and evaluation.

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

CMS made significant changes to its non-physician provider (NPP) billing rules in 2022. Dive into the intricacies of incident to, direct, and split/shared billing for Medicare claims, with a focus on applying the new CMS criteria.  

This 1-hour virtual course analyzes the NPP billing options for Medicare, with a detailed look at changes effective in 2022 that apply in orthopaedic practices. 

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CEU credit hours with the completion of an online evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register.

In this session you will:

  • Refresh your understanding of the definitions and criteria for incident to, direct, and split/shared billing. 
  • Compare CMS’s previous rules for split/shared reporting with what’s new in 2022.
  • Learn about a new modifier CMS requires for split/shared services.
  • Assess orthopaedic scenarios to practice applying these essential billing concepts.

AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 


To claim the credit you must pass (with a 70% or better) a quiz and complete the course feedback evaluation.

FEES

single course

Friday AM

Improve Your Bottom Line

$495/AAOS member

$580/Non-Member

Friday PM

Power Coding in the Office

$695/AAOS member

$825/Non-Member

Saturday

Power Coding for Surgery

$925/AAOS member

$1,075/Non-Member

combined courses

Bundle 1

Improve Your Bottom Line + Power Coding in the Office

$1,145/AAOS member

$1,410/Non-Member

Bundle 2

Improve Your Bottom Line + Power Coding for Surgery

$1,375/AAOS member

$1,660/Non-Member

Bundle 3

Power Coding in the Office + Power Coding for Surgery

$1620/AAOS member

$1,900/Non-Member

Bundle 4

All three courses

$1695/AAOS member

$1,995/Non-Member

*BEST 
DEAL!

virtual meeting options

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

$595/AAOS Member

$745/Non Member

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

$249/AAOS Member

$299/Non Member

on-demand workshop options

Power Surgical Coding

$925/AAOS member

$1075/Non-Member

Practical Steps For improving Your Bottom Line

$495/AAOS member

$580/Non-Member

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

$595/AAOS member

$745/Non-Member

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

$249/AAOS member

$299/Non-Member

Bundle: PA and NP Billing for Orthopaedics + 2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers + Power Surgical Coding -- Receive Bottom Line for free

$1,769/AAOS member

$2,119/Non-Member

Bundle 1: Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

$1,145/AAOS member

$1,410/Non-Member

Bundle 2: Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power Surgical Coding

$1,375/AAOS member

$1,660/Non-Member

BUNDLE 3: Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding + Power Surgical Coding

$1,620/AAOS member

$1,900/Non-Member

all three courses

(Your best deal!)

$1,695/AAOS member

$1,995/Non-Member

registration

June 24 - 25

Dallas, TX

Hotel Cut Off Date - June 3

972-661-3600

August 5 - 6

Nashville, TN

Hotel Cut Off Date - July 14

615-340-5778

May 13 - 14

Chicago, IL

Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile

Hotel Cut Off Date - Friday, May 6th

1-877-803-7534

June 24 - 25

Dallas, TX

Hotel Cut Off Date - June 3

972-661-3600

August 5 - 6

Nashville, TN

Hotel Cut Off Date - July 14

615-340-5778

Virtual Meeting

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

Virtual Meeting

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

On-Demand Workshop

Power Surgical Coding

On-Demand Workshop

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line

On-Demand Workshop

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

On-Demand Workshop

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

BUNDLE 1

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

BUNDLE 2

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power Surgical Coding

BUNDLE 3

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding + Power Surgical Coding

BUNDLE 4

All Three Courses

Need Assistance?

call us: 312-642-8310

Instructors

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Karen Zupko

President

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Sarah Wiskerchen

MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

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Jen Bell

MSOLE, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CASCC

Consultant and Speaker

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