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Neurosurgery Workshops


2017 AANS Brochure

KZA instructors Kim Pollock and Teri Romano are once again teaming up with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons to present informative, educational coding courses. The 2017 Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery courses will provide perspective on today’s coding challenges and help you tackle them head-on. Join experts in the field as they explain how to handle CPT coding correctly and ways to implement ICD-10-CM in your practice. The three-day course is broken down into one day of ICD-10-CM coding and two days of CPT coding, with optional evening breakout sessions available for ICD-10.

Check out the AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery 2017 website for an expanded course description, learning objectives, full brochure, and more!

KZA/AANS Neurosurgery Workshop Dates at a Glance

City Date Hotel Information
Las Vegas, Nevada February 2-4, 2017 The Mirage
Orlando, Florida March 16-18, 2017 Rosen Shingle Creek
Chicago, Illinois August 17-19, 2017 Intercontinental Chicago
San Antonio, Texas September 21-23, 2017 Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Click here for pricing information and to register online today.

If you’re looking for a more customized, personal learning experience, check out our Education & Training page.  You can also email us or call 312-642-5616 with any questions about both our private course offerings or the 2017 AANS courses.

Neurosurgery Workshop Testimonials

Paula O’Reilly, CPC, Physicians’ Billing Office

Kim, thank YOU so much! You are just wonderful. All the CPCs were talking about your class afterwards, you are so engaging, have so much knowledge and you just have such a wonderful way of explaining things – wish you could take all our classes! The information in your booklets really helps. If each specialty…


Alicia M. Rodriguez, Assistant Director, Physicians’ Billing Office

Kim, you are the best and we are filled with gratitude to have you teach the team!


Wayne Gluf, MD

“Outstanding! Kim is an exceptional instructor who can teach those of us who know little about coding very effectively. Her knowledge level is amazing!”


Irene Jumawan

“Teri Romano is an excellent instructor. She clarified some/most coding intricacies.”


Todd Patrick, MD

“This was a fabulous review of coding. The personalized attention Kim gave was particularly helpful. I would strongly recommend this course to any neurosurgical practitioner at any level of coding familiarity.”


R. Brandt Halbach

“We really appreciate having Kim visit our practice last week. As always, her presentation was very informative and very useful for our practice and providers.”


Susan Mawyer Manager

“Thank you so much, Kim—your help is invaluable to us!”


Bradley Melone, MD

“This is the second course I have taken with Kim as the instructor and I am truly happy with her abilities and knowledge.”


Kristi Kemick

“I just wanted to thank you for the comprehensive review you did for our practice. Mary Lynn and I had a chance to look through things, and what you are telling them they need to improve on is all stuff Mary Lynn and I have told them at one point or another. We think that…


Deb Messinger

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful workshop. The feedback has been extremely positive and I think everyone came away very enlightened about the importance of the coding piece and how to use it. Many attendees commented on what a great speaker you are, as well as your expertise in neurosurgery coding and reimbursement….


Jene Skelly

“Thanks so much for a great class. Physicians and management were very pleased with our course. You do a wonderful job presenting the material and fielding all our questions. I think the physicians are now re-energized on coding and documentation, which will make our coders’ jobs a bit easier.”


Ron Warnick, MD

“On behalf of Mayfield Clinic, I would like to thank you for an outstanding coding course. Everyone gave rave reviews and felt that it was time well spent (even though they could have been golfing!). I look forward to seeing you at the AANS meeting.“


Mitchel S. Berger, MD, Chairman

“Thanks very much for your excellent review of our Department’s compliance issues with regard to coding and billing matters. As usual, it was very helpful, and I would appreciate your starting to think about next year’s annual review, and to coordinate that with us. Thanks very much in advance, I appreciate your hard work and…


Clarence B. Watridge, MD, FACS

“You are a very talented teacher & your knowledge of what we do in neurosurgery makes you superbly effective in educating neurosurgeons about practice & coding issues! It was great to have you. Everyone said it was an excellent program, we look forward to having you back. You’re terrific!” “As usual, quality presentation.  Excellent job…


Eldan Eichbaum, MD

“She was an excellent lecturer and had a wealth of knowledge.”


John J. McCloskey, MD

“Kim Pollock made it interesting and delivered the message! Excellent.“


James D. Keil, MBA

“On behalf of our Chairman, Dr. Robert Grossman, and our staff, I would like to thank you and Kim Pollock for the superb training course presented at our offices last Friday.  We have received very positive feedback from our staff including a few requests to do this more often. Kim’s coverage of anatomy was particularly…


Penny Neece

“This week I attended the AAPC National Conference held in Jacksonville.  I attended two of the sessions that were presented by Kim Pollock. I just wanted to say what a fabulous job she did.  I have worked in Compliance for years dealing with many different specialties; however, I recently moved and am now working in…


Oisin R. O’Neill, MD, FRCSI

“Ms. Pollock came out to give us a coding seminar at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center for the Microneurosurgical Consultants group on June 30, 2010. I just wanted to write a letter of thanks to the corporation and particularly to give some feedback on Ms. Pollock’s performance. Kim was exemplary. She was a pleasure to…


Tara Dry, CPC

“Great! We have Kim every year and look forward to our seminar.”


Phyllis B Paige, CPC, CPC-I

“WOW!!! I can go to Cahaba with this and my $30,000 asst fees that they have not paid! We had two ladies sitting in my row of the auditorium… I overheard ‘This is the FIRST time I really understand’… Clear, concise education really does help, doesn’t it? Kim is great…Thank you for your help!”


Carl Sartorius, MD

“Kim is excellent. Very clear on specific points.”


Benjamin Ling

Never expected to get such a powerful-functionality theme for this little money! It is a real pleasure to work with, I think it simply guesses my thoughts!


Neuroendovascular Workshops

Information on our 2017 on-site comprehensive neuroendovascular ICD-10 and coding and reimbursement workshops is coming soon! In the meantime, email us or call 312-642-5616 with any questions.

Neuroendovascular Course Testimonials

Anne Hunsicker, CPC, PCS

“I can’t say how much you helped the practice to get us going in the right direction regarding the coding. The course is wonderful, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I’m sure you are aware of this, but there are no coding courses available, with the exception of yours, that deal specifically with…


Meet Your Instructors

Kim Pollock


Teri Romano