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coding & revenue cycle

2021

ORTHOPAEDICS

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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.

  • 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

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. 

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On-Demand workshops

FRIDAY AM

Rock Star Revenue Cycle

Has your revenue cycle team achieved rock star status? Have you recently examined the steps in your revenue cycle? This workshop shows you how to see the revenue cycle through the eyes of a consultant, examine the pitfalls commonly seen in orthopaedic practices/departments, and how to avoid them. This session is fast paced and interactive, and it explores case studies of successful, high-functioning revenue cycle teams and how to incorporate those principles into your practice.

  • A fresh approach to improving the performance of your revenue cycle
  • Perspectives from the field” – KZA  consultants share their newest solutions to problems you likely have
  • Field tested advice:  KZA will share our  before and after success stories
  • A more interactive approach–  we’ll examine case studies
  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn 4.0 CEU credit hours with the completion of an online evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • You will receive your workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • Physicians (Employed* and in Private Practice)
  • Billing Managers
  • Billing Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Directors
  • Administrators

*Employed physicians:

High productivity isn’t everything—your employer must get paid for services in order to support your salary. Savvy, employed orthopaedic surgeons routinely review billing office reports and keep abreast of payment issues. This workshop shows you how.

Coding and billing professionals will find that this session sharpens their overall understanding of and ability to advance the practice’s financial improvement. Every member of the team will benefit from an expanded understanding of how the revenue cycle should function as a whole. What would a 10% improvement mean to your bottom line?

  • Craft a denial reduction strategy to avoid common denials.
  • Develop an A/R workplan that reduces A/R in 90 days.
  • Identify workflow improvements that will speed up the revenue cycle.
  • Create productivity standards for the revenue cycle.

2020 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. 

FRIDAY PM

Power Coding in the Office

With an eye to the horizon, our focus will be on E/M coding principles for 2020 as we prepare for sweeping CPT and CMS E/M changes for 2021. Honing in on the elements of medical decision making and time, we will contrast and compare correct E/M coding for 2020 vs. 2021. You will leave with knowledge of medical necessity and its relationship to strong ICD-10-CM coding.

We will also update your knowledge of non-physician provider coding to include CPT’s first-ever mention of shared/split coding and illuminate key components of in-office radiology coding and documentation. You’ll leave equipped to handle E/M modifiers as well as appeal strategies for office procedures.

  • How medical necessity will change in 2021
  • 2021 CPT E/M updates—The most significant change to E/M reporting in the past 20 years! Prepare now!
  • E/M case reviews
    • 2020 vs. 2021 comparisons
    • Medical decision making and time
  • Radiology
    • Where does this fit into “time” for visits in 2021?
  • PA and NP billing for Medicare
    • Define incident-to, split/shared, and direct reporting.
    • 2021 CPT addresses split/shared for the first time.
    • Tools for tracking payor use of these reporting options.
  • 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.
  • You will receive your workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • Physicians (Employed, Private Practice, and Academic)
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Coders
  • Billing Managers
  • Identify key CMS & CPT 2021 E/M updated requirements
  • Define linkage between medical necessity and ICD-10-CM
  • Differentiate incident-to and split/shared reporting for NPPs
  • Apply E/M modifiers accurately
  • Identify documentation supporting the use of an acute injury ICD-10-CM code
  • Describe when it is appropriate to report an E/M service in addition to a joint injection

2020 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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2020 CME Credit for Physicians

For directly sponsored activities: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. AAOS designates this live activity (Power Coding in the Office) 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. AAOS requires that orthopaedic surgeons submit a completed evaluation that will be distributed by e-mail in the week following the course in order to receive CME credits. AAOS members: Your CME Transcript will include credits for participation in this live activity approximately four (4) weeks following the course.

Saturday

Power Surgical Coding

We’ll continue our 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 leave with awareness of reimbursement methodologies for bundled payment, including the importance of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) and their relationship to comorbidities, and, of course, with the latest 2020 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
  • 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.
  • You will receive your workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • Physicians (Employed, Private Practice, and Academic)
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Coders
  • Billing Managers
  • Use new CPT codes for total joint arthroplasty following infection.
  • Summarize the connection between documenting and coding relevant comorbidities and Hierarchical Condition Categories, and how they are both used in bundled payment contracting.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through new practice exercises.

2020 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. 

———–

2020 CME Credit for Physicians

For directly sponsored activities: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. AAOS designates this live activity (Power Coding in the ER and OR) 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. AAOS requires that orthopaedic surgeons submit a completed evaluation that will be distributed by e-mail in the week following the course in order to receive CME credits. AAOS members: Your CME Transcript will include credits for participation in this live activity approximately four (4) weeks following the course. 

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

Rock Star Revenue Cycle

$395/AAOS member
$195 - each additional attendee

$535/Non-Member
$335 - each additional attendee

Power Coding in the Office

$695/AAOS member

$825/Non-Member

Power Surgical Coding

$925/AAOS member

$1075/Non-Member

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

$925/AAOS member

$1075/Non-Member

Power Coding Combo: Office + ER and OR

(Your best deal!)

$1299/AAOS member

$1599/Non-Member

Power Coding in the Office

$695/AAOS member

$825/Non-Member

Power Coding in the ER and OR

$925/AAOS member

$1075/Non-Member

Combo: E/M 2021 + Power coding ER and OR

(Your best deal!)

$1299/AAOS member

$1599/Non-Member

registration

August 6-7

Nashville, TN

855-524-0893

Hotel Cut-Off Date - July 20th

September 24-25

Dallas, TX

888-827-8457

Hotel Cut-Off Date - August 26th

October 15-16

Chicago, IL

877-803-7534

Hotel Cut Off Date - September 22nd

November 12-13

Rosemont, IL

800-233-1234
Hotel Cut Off Date - October 21st

On-Demand Workshop

Rock Star Revenue Cycle

On-Demand Workshop

Power Coding in the Office

On-Demand Workshop

Power Surgical Coding

Virtual Meeting

Evaluation & Management 2.0 2021 E/M Guidelines for Orthopaedics

Virtual Meeting

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

november 13-14

Chicago, IL

Hotel Cut Off Date - October 14 ($199)

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call us: 312-642-8310

november 13-14

Chicago, IL

Hotel Cut Off Date - October 14 ($199)

May 8-9

Chicago, IL

Hotel Cut Off Date - April 15 ($169)

January 31-February 1

Las Vegas, NV

Hotel Cut Off Date - January 17
To reserve, call (877) 321-9966.
(Wed - Thurs: $199
Fri - Sat: $259)

February 14-15

Orlando, FL

Wyndham Grand at Bonnet Creek

Hotel Cut Off Date – January 14
($199)  SOLD OUT*

March 6-7

New York, NY

Attendees find & book their own hotel rooms.

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

Michael R. Marks, MD

MD, MBA

Consultant and Speaker

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Sarah Wiskerchen

MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

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