Coding Articles

Coding articles are developed by STS Coding and Reimbursement Workforce members to address problematic topics or further explain coding- or reimbursement-related rules and regulations.  If you would like to suggest that an article be developed on a specific topic, please submit a request through the Coding Help Desk form.

The material presented here is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate and factual to date. The information and suggestions are provided as guidelines for coding and reimbursement, however, and should not be construed as organizational policy. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons disclaims any responsibility for the consequences of actions taken, based on the information presented in the Coding & Reimbursement Corner section of this website.

Extended Version of Coding Article from STS News, Summer 2013

What Cardiothoracic Surgeons Must Know About ICD-10 (STS News, Spring 2014)

Extended Version of "Maximize Your Reimbursement: Tips for Coding Common Cardiothoracic Surgical Procedures" (STS News, Summer 2016)