Event dates
Feb 23–24, 2024
A two-day virtual event that provides coders, surgeons, and billing professionals with the latest updates to CPT and physician coding and reimbursement.

Target Audience

Cardiothoracic surgery coders, surgeons, office managers, medical billing specialists, physician assistants, nurses, and anyone else involved in the coding, reimbursement, and compliance efforts for the cardiothoracic surgery team.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:  

  • Identify new CPT codes, updates, and payment policies affecting cardiothoracic surgery coding for 2024. 
  • Relate the importance of specificity and identification of services provided in a patient encounter. 
  • Recognize coding and reimbursement criteria in order to identify and capture relevant documentation elements efficiently.  
  • Explain common coding issues for each subspecialty and how they should be reported and resolved.  
  • Discuss the 2024 changes to the E/M codes and guidelines.  
  • Summarize the necessary documentation and regulations relevant to critical care and cardiothoracic surgery E/M services for 2024.



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

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

AAPC CEU Approved

Continuing Education Credits
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 24.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.