Coding Workshop 2019

2019 STS Coding Workshop
Event dates
San Diego, CA

All final presentation slides from the 2019 Coding Workshop are now available through the STS Learning Center. Log in using the same username and password that were used to register for the workshop. If you have trouble logging in, contact membership.

Course Description

The STS Coding Workshop is designed to provide cardiothoracic surgery coders, surgeons, and all billing professionals with the latest coding and reimbursement updates affecting surgical practices. Sessions will be presented using scenario-based questions, challenging coding examples, attendee interaction, and extensive Q&A.

This 2-day, Friday/Saturday educational event will cover new and revised codes specific to cardiothoracic surgery, with concentrations in adult cardiac surgery, congenital heart surgery, general thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. The program also will focus on reimbursement issues affecting the specialty as a whole, including global services, modifiers, bundling, evaluation and management (E/M) coding, and alternative payment models (APMs). The  workshop will conclude with a special session on the physician’s role in documentation and reimbursement.

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

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 17.0 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 17.0 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Grating prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.