Coding Workshop 2019

2019 STS Coding Workshop
Event dates
San Diego, CA

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.

STS Members & Their Employees $925
Non-Members & Staff Unaffiliated with STS $1,200


The STS Coding Workshop is being held immediately prior to the STS Annual Meeting and will take place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Limited housing is available at the Marriott for Coding Workshop registrants, but you also have the option to stay at the nearby Hilton Bayfront San Diego and the Omni San Diego Hotel. Reserve your housing through the Annual Meeting housing site now.

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina has a limited number of rooms available for attendees at the special rate of $299 city view or $319 bay view per night plus taxes, single or double occupancy. These rates are available through January 3, on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your housing through the Annual Meeting housing site now.

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.