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 other billing professionals with the latest coding and reimbursement updates affecting their practices. Sessions will be presented by expert-led panels using scenario-based questions, problematic 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. The workshop will conclude with a special session on the physician’s role in documentation and reimbursement.

STS Members & Their Employees $825
Non-Members & Staff Unaffiliated with STS $1,100

Prices reflect early bird registration rates. After November 19, 2018, prices increase by $100.


The STS Annual Meeting will begin immediately after the Coding Workshop. For the convenience of those attending both, housing reservations for the Coding Workshop must be completed through the Annual Meeting housing portal. Annual Meeting attendance requires a separate registration at

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 room online at the STS group rate. 


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.

Other Credits:

STS is currently seeking approval from AHIMA and the AAPC to provide Coding CEUs. Additional information will be provided upon approval from the accrediting bodies.