Convenient, Comprehensive Education

Our seasoned speakers have taught tens of thousands of physicians and staff how to decipher the complex problems they face every day. Practical solutions and easy-to-implement advice are the mainstays of these upbeat courses.

On-Site Coding and Documentation Education

Instead of sending several physicians and staff to an educational program, this option allows you to bring the same quality instructor to you.  In addition to learning about coding and documentation guidelines, these courses teach you how to navigate between coding specifics, process issues, and payor policies. We offer courses for a number of specialties:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • General Surgery
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Evaluation and Management Coding and Documentation

Bring the instruction to your practice with this workshop that covers everything you need to know about properly selecting an evaluation and management code, and correctly supporting it with documentation. The session also provides advice on developing effective data capture tools.

As a result of attending this course, participants will understand how to:

  • Code accurately and ethically, according to the latest HCFA and CCI guidelines
  • Correctly document each level of E&M service, according to HCFA guidelines
  • Properly use E&M modifiers
  • Accurately select new, established, consultation, and hospital visit codes
  • Use coding tools and resources to improve coding accuracy

CPT and ICD-10-CM Workshop

This workshop covers evaluation and management coding and documentation, plus, hands-on surgical case coding, and payment analysis techniques. We customize this course using your specific cases examples and issues.

As a result of attending this course, participants will understand how to:

  • Recognize the correct use of ICD-10-CM and CPT codes for specialty-specific cases
  • Use modifiers, levels of service, and unlisted codes accurately
  • Institute proactive systems for tracking carrier specifications and reducing receivables
  • Use sophisticated appeals strategies for following up on overdue amounts
  • Understand how managed care contract language can impact reimbursement

ICD-10-CM Workshop

This workshop offers a pragmatic approach to education that makes ICD-10-CM doable, not daunting.

We review ICD-9-CM frequency reports and sample documentation to assess your ICD-10-CM readiness and develop a customized program based on examples of your current documentation and code usage. We then develop a checklist of the high priority steps required to improve documentation detail, select appropriate diagnosis codes, and minimize denials and delayed payments under ICD-10-CM.

As a result of attending this course, participants will understand how to:

  • Demonstrate strategies to assess your practice for ICD-10-CM implementation
  • Identify relevant chapters and codes applicable to your specialty
  • Apply concepts to code selection
  • Identify gaps in your current documentation to begin improvement and changes to comply with ICD-10-CM coding specificity

Contact us at 312-642-5616 or information@karenzupko.com to learn more.

Practice Management

Comprehensive training covering the front office, back office, and everything in between – tailored to your particular practice. We offer courses on a number of topics:

  • Personnel
  • Hiring and Training
  • Finances
  • Technology
  • Social Media

Contact us at 312-642-5616 or information@karenzupko.com to learn more.