STS Coding Workshop

STS Coding Workshop with Special ICD-10 Session
Nov. 7-9, 2013
Orlando, Florida

Workshop Agenda
Mail-in/fax-in Registration

The STS Coding Workshop—the premier coding event in cardiothoracic surgery—provides CT surgical coders, surgeons, and other billing professionals with the most up-to-date information on coding and reimbursement issues affecting cardiothoracic surgery practices in 2013 and beyond.

The Workshop offers coding information in focused blocks that will cover adult cardiac, general thoracic, congenital, endovascular, and vascular surgery coding topics. Each subspecialty block will address new codes and policy changes, as well as provide tips on overcoming common coding challenges. Each subspecialty block will also include a combination of actual coding scenarios, practice exercises, and an extensive question-and-answer session. For maximum learning potential, an audience-response system will be used. Ample time is provided for faculty and participant interaction.

Coding Workshop Materials Available November 1
Please be aware that on Friday, November 1, we will send you an e-mail that contains a link to the Coding Workshop session materials, as well as important information regarding the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel (previously The Peabody Orlando).

Hard copies of the session materials will not be available onsite, so if you would like a hard copy, you will need to print the materials and carry them with you to the meeting. In an effort to "go green," power strips will be available at each table at the meeting so that you may use your computer or tablet to view the presentation during the workshop. (Please note that internet will not be available in the meeting room.) Workshop materials will be distributed only to current 2013 Coding Workshop registrants. The meeting will not be recorded, and Workshop materials will not be available for separate purchase.

Special ICD-10 Session
The 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and hospital inpatient procedure (PCS) code sets are scheduled to take effect October 1, 2014. This Thursday afternoon session will serve as a comprehensive introduction to ICD-10-CM and PCS codes for cardiothoracic surgery practices. It will orient participants on where CT surgery practices need to be in the planning process, explain how code changes might impact CT surgery practices, and offer steps that can be taken to mitigate the impact of this transition. Participants will have a chance to review how the new system is set up, relevant cardiothoracic ICD-10 guidelines and ICD-10-PCS codes, and changes in required physician documentation.

Continuing Education Credit Information
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 19 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

This program has been approved for 19 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).