Ortho Workshops details

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Manage. Lead. Succeed.

Manage. Lead. Succeed. is a results-oriented management workshop focused on growing and optimizing practice revenue, modernizing your online presence, and developing a high-performing team. You’ll build skills and acumen to meet practice challenges and industry trends head-on. We’ll deliver effective techniques for empowering staff to achieve practice success. You’ll learn how to make thoughtful, evidence-based decisions about revenue cycle efficiency, online reputation management, and social media. And, you’ll leave with proven practices and tools that enable you to effectively implement what you’ve learned.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Physicians
  • Practice Administrators
  • Practice Managers
  • Billing Managers

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Improve the efficiency and efficacy of revenue cycle and collections.
  • Describe bundled payments and CJR.
  • Make evidence-based decisions about marketing and online presence.
  • Recruit, onboard, and train new employees.
  • Develop, empower, and lead a high performing team.

What’s on the Agenda?

Revenue Cycle: The Philosophy and Technology of Getting Paid
  • Management metrics
  • Streamlining workflow and leveraging payment technologies
  • Implementing surgery deposits
  • CMS’ Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR)
  • Architecture of bundle payments
Building a High-Performance Team
  • Best practice recruitment techniques
  • Essential elements of onboarding and training
  • Delegating, empowering, and developing a high performing team
  • Intrinsic and generational motivation techniques
Practice Growth & Development
  • Leveraging online video
  • Proven techniques for online reputation management
  • Tips for social media success
  • Improving patient access and service – online portal and telephony

Download our brochure for expanded agenda and detailed course information.

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ICD-10: Making It Work

This year’s course builds on your existing ICD-10 knowledge and expands your competency using Z Codes, complications, and co-morbidities. We’ll start with a stimulating discussion about what we’ve learned so far from payer rejection patterns and reporting requirements, emphasizing what your practice can do to address these challenges. Targeting confounding elements of ICD-10, we will illustrate concepts with case coding from the injury, musculoskeletal, nervous systems, and congenital malformations chapters.

Back by popular demand: Fantastic flashcards for improving documentation and technology utilization and the KZA “Injury Guy,” who will help clarify injury code architecture. Plus, Leo C. Far roars back to fortify your fracture documentation. The course continues the emphasis on technology to improve coding speed and accuracy.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Physicians
  • Practice Administrators
  • Practice Managers
  • Billing
  • Coding Staff

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the documentation required to support the 7th character required for injury reporting.
  • Document and code complications properly.
  • Explain the impact comorbid conditions have on medical necessity.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of “unspecified” codes for injury reporting.
  • Code and document staged revisions correctly.

What’s on the Agenda?

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Discussion of Rejection Patterns and Payer Requests
  • ICD-10 Injury Chapter: Reorganization, Format, and Structure
  • External Cause Codes: Do we need to report them?
  • Unspecified vs. Other Specified
  • Interesting Z Codes and Co-morbid Conditions
  • Co-morbid Conditions: Identify Medical Necessity and Protect Your Profile
  • ICD-10 Injury Chapter: Fracture 7th Character and Sprains and Strains
  • Uncomplicated Reporting of Complications
  • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Osteochondrosis, Slipped Epiphysis, Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Spine Coding and Complications
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Body System Chapter Complications
  • Additional Questions
  • Wrap-up and Close

Download our brochure for expanded agenda and detailed course information.

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Mastering Orthopaedic CPT Coding

Mastering Orthopaedic CPT Coding provides a combination of practical exercises and source information to teach essential coding concepts for evaluation and management CPT codes, surgical CPT codes, and CPT modifiers. The course will link CPT content with ICD-10 examples to reinforce the essential integration of the two code sets and documentation needs in 2016.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Physicians
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Managers
  • Administrators

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this workshop you will be able to:

  • Accurately code E/M services that reflect medical necessity and avoid pitfalls of EHR over-dependence.
  • Understand the difference between CPT, Global Service Data, NCCI edits, and NCCI guidelines, as they relate to orthopaedic coding, and their impact on reimbursement.
  • Effectively incorporate 2016 CPT coding changes into practice.
  • Utilize appropriate modifiers to ensure accurate claim submission.
  • Correctly correlate CPT procedures to appropriate ICD-10 codes.

What’s on the Agenda?

The order of content presentation may be slightly revised during course development. Content will be updated to reflect any forthcoming 2016 NCCI guidelines and the 2016 OIG Work Plan relative to orthopaedics.

  • Welcome
  • Evaluation and Management Services
  • Essentials of Non-Physician Provider Billing
  • Modifiers: The Basics for Office and Surgery
  • Common Denials: How to Manage and Prevent Them
  • Radiology Update 2016
  • CPT, GSD, CCI Edits, and CCI Guidelines in Orthopaedics
  • Advanced Modifier Application and Subspecialty Case Scenarios
  • Common Surgical Denials: How to Manage and Prevent Them
  • Fractures
  • Advanced Modifiers (continued)

Download our brochure for expanded agenda and detailed course information.

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2016 CPT & ICD-10 Coding Conundrums

KZA offers a unique orthopaedic-focused course addressing the most confounding elements of CPT and ICD-10-CM coding in a single session. This course will shed light on all of the conundrums found in the agenda, boosting your coding confidence and ability to launch appropriate appeals. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you will want to attend:

  • Does shoulder coding have you swimming in appeals… upstream?
  • Are all of your E&Ms reported with injections being audited?
  • Are you extremely confused by the X-modifiers?
  • Is global fracture care being denied or reviewed?
  • Are you confused about the difference between “after care” and “follow-up” in ICD-10?
  • Not confident in your complication coding?

Did you love the coding and documentation “flashcards” from last year? In 2016, we will give you 100 electronic flashcards representing over 1,000 ICD-10-CM codes searchable on your phone or tablet.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Physicians
  • Practice Administrators
  • Practice Managers
  • Billers
  • Coding Staff

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this workshop you will be able to:

  • State what “medical necessity” means in terms of delivering services to patients.
  • Describe why the reporting of co-morbidities is important.
  • Explain how the 7th character for injuries is assigned.
  • Contrast Medicare’s definition of “shoulder compartments” to the CPT and AAOS definitions.
  • Discuss why the X-modifiers were developed by Medicare.
  • Describe a strategy for appeals when a non-Medicare payor refuses to pay for fracture care according to CPT rules.

What’s on the Agenda?

  • Welcome
  • Medical Necessity: This is Critical to Your Coding and Reimbursement
  • Reporting Co-morbid Conditions: Why You Must
  • Interesting Z-codes
  • Chapter 21: Factors Influencing Health Status/Contact with Health Services
  • Uncomplicated Reporting of Complications
  • ICD-10 Injury Chapter – Reorganization, Format and Structure Fracture Documentation
  • New X-Ray Codes
  • CPT, AAOS, and Medicare CCI Edits: What is the Difference?
  • Modifier 59: Where Are We?
  • Fracture Care
  • Modifier 25 and Injection Services
  • Questions and Wrap up

Download our brochure for expanded agenda and detailed course information.

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Orthopaedic Course Dates at a Glance

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*This course in Tinton Falls, New Jersey is a combined single-day ICD-10/CPT coding course.

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2016 – AAOS and KZA Course Accreditation

[su_spoiler title=”Course Credit for: Manage. Lead. Succeed.” style=”modern-kzablue”] 2016 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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[su_spoiler title=”Course Credit for: ICD-10: Making It Work for You” style=”modern-kzablue”] 2016 AAPC Accreditation
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 5.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

2016 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 (ICD-10: Making It Work for You) for a maximum of five (5.0) 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 after 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.

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[su_spoiler title=”Course Credit for: Mastering Orthopaedic CPT Coding 2016″ style=”modern-kzablue”] 2016 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.

2016 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 (Mastering Orthopaedic CPT Coding 2016) for a maximum of six and a half (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 after 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.

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[su_spoiler title=”Course Credit for: 2016 CPT and ICD-10 Conundrums” style=”modern-kzablue”] 2016 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.

2016 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 (2016 CPT and ICD-10 Coding Conundrums) for a maximum of six and a half (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 after 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.

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[su_spoiler title=”For directly sponsored activities:” style=”modern-kzablue”] Accreditation pending. [/su_spoiler]

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Orthopaedic Course Testimonials

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