September 12, 2023
The next in-person ACS/Karen Zupko & Associates (KZA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding course is November 2-3 in Chicago, Illinois.
Thursday, November 2, 1:00–5:00 pm
Reporting Hospital E/M Codes and Split/Shared and Critical Care Services Course
2 years into the new outpatient E/M guidelines, difficulties surrounding their interpretation continue. The information overload continues in 2023 with new E/M codes for inpatient/facility encounters, where all E/M will be reported based on either medical decision making or time. Additionally, CPT has made major changes in how the category of code is selected, including deletions in observation codes, combining initial hospital with observation codes, and reporting more than one E/M code per day.
This course will distill the primary issues in determining the problem, data, and risk elements that combine to arrive at a level of service based on medical decision-making. How many problems are enough? What separates exacerbation from severe exacerbation? How do you define minor versus major risk? Do procedure risks make a difference? Learn about changes to Medicare’s billing rules for both split/shared services and critical care. Keep up on these important changes to avoid risks to your revenue and becoming an audit target.
Friday, November 3, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
General Surgery: Revenue and RVU Optimization
Revenue and RVU optimization depend on good documentation and coding accuracy by both surgeons and billing staff. This course sifts through all that is new and important in general surgery coding and packs it into an intensive, fast-paced day.
This year's agenda covers all you need to know to code and document accurately and efficiently in 2023 and beyond, including how to accurately code the new abdominal hernia codes which have been totally revamped, along with coding for endoscopy, colorectal, breast, appendix, gall bladder, liver, intraabdominal tumor, and endocrine procedures. Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical procedures to the selection of codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff. You'll learn why documentation and modifiers are as essential as the code selected, and how to capture all potential revenue by improving your notes.
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile – close to Chicago landmarks
Rate: $209/night (plus tax)
Hotel Cut-Off Date: October 12, 2023
ACS members and their staff receive a registration discount. For questions about registration, email KZA at email@example.com, or call 312-642-8310.