workshops

coding & revenue cycle

ORTHOPAEDIC

ORTHOPAEDICS

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VIRTUAL MEETINGS

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.

  • 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

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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FRIDAY PM

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

Starting in January 2021, two sets of guidelines came into play for E/M coding; one for new and established office/outpatient visits, and one for all other E/M encounters. 

Have your providers moved seamlessly between these guidelines to optimize E/M revenue?  If not, updating their knowledge on the original E/M guidelines will be critical.

This course analyzes the 2021 CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits and presents them in the distilled understandable format for which KZA is known. Building on what providers are currently doing, the restructured elements of Medical Decision Making and Time are broken down and explained. We will also update providers on all E/M guidelines for ED, inpatient, observation, and consultation codes, as well as review the essential topics of NPP Billing and how to use E/M Modifiers.

The course includes “hands-on” coding of E/M notes. Participants will have the opportunity to test their understanding and leave empowered with knowledge of when to use these guidelines for successful reimbursement.

  • Identify CPT 2021 E/M updated requirements and how they compare to original 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 – how impacted in 2021

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. 

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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.

  •  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.

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. 

———–

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.

  • 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

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. 

———–

FRIDAY PM

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

Starting in January 2021, two sets of guidelines came into play for E/M coding; one for new and established office/outpatient visits, and one for all other E/M encounters. 

Have your providers moved seamlessly between these guidelines to optimize E/M revenue?  If not, updating their knowledge on the original E/M guidelines will be critical.

This course analyzes the 2021 CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits and presents them in the distilled understandable format for which KZA is known. Building on what providers are currently doing, the restructured elements of Medical Decision Making and Time are broken down and explained. We will also update providers on all E/M guidelines for ED, inpatient, observation, and consultation codes, as well as review the essential topics of NPP Billing and how to use E/M Modifiers.

The course includes “hands-on” coding of E/M notes. Participants will have the opportunity to test their understanding and leave empowered with knowledge of when to use these guidelines for successful reimbursement.

  • Identify CPT 2021 E/M updated requirements and how they compare to original 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 – how impacted in 2021

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. 

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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.

  •  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.

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. 

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On-Demand workshops

FRIDAY AM

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line - NEW!

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. 

team_KZupko_circle_2021

Karen Zupko

President

FRIDAY PM

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding - NEW!

Starting in January 2021, two sets of guidelines came into play for E/M coding; one for new and established office/outpatient visits, and one for all other E/M encounters. 

Have your providers moved seamlessly between these guidelines to optimize E/M revenue?  If not, updating their knowledge on the original E/M guidelines will be critical.

This course analyzes the 2021 CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits and presents them in the distilled understandable format for which KZA is known. Building on what providers are currently doing, the restructured elements of Medical Decision Making and Time are broken down and explained. We will also update providers on all E/M guidelines for ED, inpatient, observation, and consultation codes, as well as review the essential topics of NPP Billing and how to use E/M Modifiers.

The course includes “hands-on” coding of E/M notes. Participants will have the opportunity to test their understanding and leave empowered with knowledge of when to use these guidelines for successful reimbursement.

  • 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 95-page workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • Recorded September 2021.
  • Identify CPT 2021 E/M updated requirements and how they compare to original 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 – how impacted in 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. 

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CME Credit for Physicians

This activity has been approved for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

team_SWiskerchen

Sarah Wiskerchen

MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

Saturday

Power Surgical Coding - NEW!

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™.

team_SWiskerchen

Sarah Wiskerchen

MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

FEES

single course

Friday AM

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line

$450/AAOS member

$585/Non-Member

Friday PM

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

$695/AAOS member

$825/Non-Member

Saturday

Power Surgical Coding

$925/AAOS member

$1,075/Non-Member

single course

Friday AM

Rock Star Revenue Cycle

$395/AAOS member

$535/Non-Member

Friday PM

Power Coding in the Office

$695/AAOS member

$825/Non-Member

Saturday

Power Coding in the ER and OR

$925/AAOS member

$1,075/Non-Member

combined courses

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

$1620/AAOS member

$1,900/Non-Member

Bundle 4

All three courses

$1695/AAOS member

$1,995/Non-Member

*BEST 
DEAL!

virtual meeting options

Evaluation & Management 2.0 2021 E/M Guidelines for Orthopaedics

$499

E/M for Hospital Services, NPP Billing, and E/M Modifiers for Orthopaedics

$495/AAOS Member

$645/Non Member

on-demand workshop options

Practical Steps For improving Your Bottom Line

$450/AAOS member

$580/Non-Member

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

$695/AAOS member

$825/Non-Member

Power Surgical Coding

$925/AAOS member

$1075/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

On-Demand Workshop

Practical Steps for improving Your Bottom Line

On-Demand Workshop

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

On-Demand Workshop

Power Surgical Coding

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

March 20-21

Dallas, TX

Hotel Cut Off Date - February 26 ($95)

1-800-325-3535
Group Reference: KZA Dallas Coding

May 8-9

Chicago, IL

Hotel Cut Off Date - April 15 ($169)

August 7-8

Nashville, TN

Hotel Cut Off Date - July 13 ($199)

Instructors

team_KZupko_circle_2021

Karen Zupko

President

team_SWiskerchen

Sarah Wiskerchen

MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

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