STS Public Reporting Webinar • December 2016
If you are interested in learning more about STS Public Reporting Online, watch this new, brief webinar. The webinar explains the rationale for transparency, composite measures and star ratings, and the public reporting processes for each of the component databases in the STS National Database. Detailed information regarding the consent submission process for both STS and/or Consumer Reports is also covered. View the slides via PDF .
STS Readmission After CABG Webinar • May 2016
Readmission After CABG is the latest installment in the Society’s webinar series on quality initiatives. The webinar features Drs. Gaetano Paone (moderator), David M. Shahian, Frank L. Shannon, Kevin W. Lobdell, and William T. Caine. View the slides via PDF .
In order to help you and your colleagues prepare for the transition to ICD-10, STS is offering a series of on-demand coding webinars specific to cardiothoracic surgery for both coders and surgeons. The webinars are available by discipline (adult cardiac, general thoracic, and congenital heart surgery) or as a complete bundle. Each purchase also includes a bonus webinar on the Procedure Coding System (PCS).
ICD-10-CM Adult Cardiac Surgery Webinar Package
ICD-10 for Adult Cardiac Surgery Coders (Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
ICD-10 for Adult Cardiac Surgeons (Presented by Stephen J. Lahey, MD)
ICD-10-CM General Thoracic Surgery Webinar Package
ICD-10 for General Thoracic Surgery Coders (Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
ICD-10 for General Thoracic Surgeons (Presented by Francis C. Nichols, III, MD)
ICD-10-CM Congenital Heart Surgery Webinar Package
ICD-10 for Congenital Heart Surgery Coders (Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
ICD-10 for Congenital Heart Surgeons (Presented by Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD)
Webinars for coders focus on common disorders and diagnoses for each discipline. Using relevant guidelines and coding examples, the webinars show participants the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Surgeon webinars cover the documentation changes required by physicians to accommodate the specificity of ICD-10.
Bonus: ICD-10-PCS Webinar
(Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
Included in each webinar package and bundle, this webinar highlights the hospital transition to ICD-10-PCS. Because the new system is based on physician documentation, this webinar is important because it alerts hospital-based physicians to the relevant system changes. ICD-10-PCS codes are significantly more detailed then ICD-9-PCS codes, so additional specificity and communication may be required between physicians and hospital coders to avoid excessive queries.
Webinar Package Pricing
After purchasing an ICD-10 webinar package or the complete bundle, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to view the webinars. You also may visit www.sts.org/learningcenter  and log in with your STS.org username and password. Click on the "Activities Directory" tab in the main menu of the home page. Click on the presentation title you wish to view, and then click the "Access Activity" button to start viewing. Once available, the webinars can be viewed on-demand for an unlimited number of times.
If you have questions about the program content, please contact STS staff at mstirling [at] sts [dot] org or (202) 787-1230. If you have questions about webinar functionality, please contact netscore-support [at] astutetech [dot] com.
STS Prolonged Ventilation Webinar • December 2014
The fourth installment of the STS Webinar Series, sponsored by the STS Task Force on Quality Initiatives, focused on prolonged ventilation in adult cardiac surgery. Held on December 4, 2014, this webinar featured presentations from experts, including Kevin W. Lobdell, MD, Glenn Whitman, MD, and William T. Caine, MD.
STS Congenital Public Reporting Webinar • August 2014
Learn about the new STS congenital public reporting initiative through this video that describes the rationale for public reporting, the new pediatric and congenital heart surgery mortality risk model and star ratings, and the consent form and submission process.
STS Mediastinal Staging Webinar • March 2014
This video is a recording of the March 4, 2014, STS webinar on mediastinal staging of lung cancer. Speakers include Michael Lanuti, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Moishe Liberman, MD, PhD, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal; and David W. Wormuth, MD, CNY Thoracic Surgery in Fayetteville, NY.
STS Public Reporting Webinar • February 2014
Learn more about STS's public reporting initiatives through this video that describes the rationale for public reporting, composite scores and star ratings, the Society's collaboration with Consumer Reports, and the new consent form and submission process.
STS Glycemic Control Webinar • April 16, 2013
Sponsored by the STS Task Force on Quality Initiatives, the second quality webinar, held April 16, 2013, focused on glycemic control. Moderated by Kevin W. Lobdell, MD, the webinar included presentations by Anthony P. Furnary, MD and Harold L. Lazar, MD, two recognized experts in the field.
Please send questions and comments to Jane Han, Senior Manager of Quality Metrics and Initiatives, at JHan [at] sts [dot] org.
STS Blood Conservation Webinar • Feb. 28, 2012
The first STS quality webinar, held February 28, 2012, on the topic of blood conservation, included presentations by a multidisciplinary panel of recognized experts, followed by a question and answer session. Speakers were: Victor A. Ferraris, MD, PhD; Bruce D. Spiess, MD, FAHA; Kenneth G. Shann, CCP; and Alan M. Speir, MD. An online presentation of the Blood Conservation Webinar may be viewed here.  Please note: you will need to complete a short form to access the content.