American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is please to collaborate with KZA in offering four on-demand coding courses that will provide you with the tools necessary to increase revenue and decrease compliance risk. A workbook will be shipped to you prior to starting the on-demand course so you can follow along with the instructor as you learn at your own pace—starting and stopping when convenient. You will also be provided online access to the KZA Alumni site where you will find additional resources and frequently asked questions and correct coding.

The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits

The ACS designates this on-demand, enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Prepare for the major changes to documenting and coding office visit codes in 2021. Code selection for services billed using 99202—99215 will no longer follow the 1995/1997 Documentation Guidelines. In this course you will learn what will determine code selection, including update rules for using time and significant changes in the table or risk related to the decision for surgery. Discover how to bill for prolonged care services in the office, for those visits that take an extraordinary about of time. This session also covers coding for services performed in the hospital. Surgeons will need to use two sets of rules, one for office visits and one for services done in facilities.

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Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth

The ACS designates this on-demand, enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

This course will cover all the critical updates to Medicare and telehealth happening in 2021 that you must know to bill and get paid appropriately! The course also covers those all-important activities that general surgeons do daily, such as biopsies, skin excisions, debridement, and more.

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Successful Surgical Coding

The ACS designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6.25 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

New codes, new guidelines! This 2021 ACS surgical coding course sifts through all that is new and important in general surgery coding and packs it into an intensive, fast-paced day. Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical scenarios to the selection of CPT codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff. Forget boring slides and a mind-numbing list of CPT codes. This course is rich with clinical descriptions and a comprehensive workbook that will become your first-response coding resource.

The course provides in depth and interesting instruction on coding for colorectal, endoscopy, bariatric, hernia, appendix, gall bladder, skin, and endocrine coding. It also addresses why documentation is as essential as the code selected, and how to capture all potential revenue by improving your notes. We will show you the correct way to use surgical modifiers so that you optimize payment. You will leave armed with ideas and techniques for setting up systems that reduce denials and increase appeal success.

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Trauma and Critical Care Coding

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

This course goes narrow and deep into the distinct coding issues faced by trauma and critical care surgeons. In this course, you will learn the granularities of the relevant global surgical packages; gain the know-how for choosing the correct modifier to report surgeon role, same-day surgical procedure, and surgical procedures performed within the global period; get all the details needed to code and document an array of procedures common in a trauma and critical care environment, including emergent procedures, abdominal trauma, damage control surgery, wound care, imaging, and vessel repair. 

New in 2021, the critical care section has been expanded to include case scenarios that will help you identify which critical care circumstances support critical care reporting and how to create documentation that will withstand scrutiny. This course also describes when resident or NP/PA documentation and time count in your critical care calculation. 

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