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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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CPT Coding Courses

CPT Coding Courses

Live Coding Courses

In collaboration with KarenZupko & Associates (KZA), the ACS offers live coding courses that provide the tools to increase revenue and decrease compliance risk. You will receive an informative workbook for each course and you will also be provided online access to the KZA Alumni site where you will find additional resources and frequently asked questions about correct coding. Each course will be offered several times in 2024 in different regions in the U.S. ACS members and their staff will receive discounted registration.

KZA

Location

2024 Spotlight on E/M and Office Procedures

(Friday 8 am–4 pm)

Mastering General Surgery Coding and RVU Optimization

(Saturday 8 am–4 pm)

Dallas, TX

March 8, 2024

March 9, 2024

Newport Beach, CA

June 21, 2024

June 22, 2024

Nashville, TN

August 16, 2024

August 17, 2024

Register here or email information@karenzupko.com for more information.

Friday Course: 2024 Spotlight on E/M and Office Procedures for the General Surgeon

The 2024 E/M and office procedure coding course covers a spectrum of coding essentials, including reporting skin lesion excision and repair, all the types of biopsy coding, active wound care, and in-office hemorrhoid diagnosis/treatment follow. The discussion extends to E/M modifiers (25, 24, 57) and non-physician practitioner (NPP) E/M billing guidelines, covering scenarios like "incident to" billing and "split/shared" billing requiring modifier FS. Learn how to choose between using time or medical decision making to select a level of E/M code, categorizing E/M services, and specific scenarios in general surgery and critical care. The course concludes with insights into other E/M services, such as prolonged services, telehealth E/Ms, and the visit intensity/complexity E/M add-on code G2211. This comprehensive session aims to equip healthcare professionals with essential knowledge for effective medical management

Saturday Course: Mastering General Surgery Coding and RVU Optimization

Staying up to date on new and revised codes is crucial. The success of revenue and RVU optimization relies on accurate coding by both surgeons and coders. The 2024 general surgery coding course breaks down the vital aspects of coding and condenses it into a comprehensive day of training. The course will cover RVU compensation—addressing concerns about RVUs not accurately reflecting work and exploring potential resolutions. You will learn the proper use of surgical payment modifiers to optimize payments, decrease denials, and increase successful appeals. Additionally, the course provides in-depth and clinically relevant instruction on coding for various procedures, including hernia repair, colorectal procedures, damage control surgery, gallbladder, liver, endoscopy, breast surgery, soft tissue/bone tumor excision, HIPEC, endocrine surgery, and more. With rich clinical scenarios and a comprehensive workbook, which will become your go-to resource for coding challenges, you’ll leave with the skills necessary for accurate and efficient coding and documentation in 2024 and beyond.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates each course for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6.50 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Clinical Congress 2024

In collaboration with KZA, the ACS will offer two courses during the 2024 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, California, including: (1) General Surgery Coding and Documentation 2024 Update; and (2) Critical Care Coding and Documentation 2024 Update. Look for more information about these courses when the Clinical Congress registration opens.

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