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Bundle 6: Successful Surgical Coding & Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding - ACS

Register for both Successful Surgical Coding & Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding.

  • 2021 General Surgery Pre-Course Survey

    This survey allows us to understand the demographics and concerns of our clients. This allows us to tailor our content to you and focus on the areas of greatest concern.

    This survey allows us to understand the demographics and concerns of our clients.  This allows us to tailor our content to you and focus on the areas of greatest concern.

  • Successful Surgical Coding Course

    Includes Credits

    The ACS surgical procedure coding course sifts through all that is important in general surgery coding and packs it into an intensive, fast-paced six and a half hours. The agenda covers all you need to know to code and document accurately and efficiently.

    Total Runtime: 6 Hours 27 Minutes

    The ACS surgical procedure coding course sifts through all that is important in general surgery coding and packs it into an intensive, fast-paced six and a half hours. The agenda covers all you need to know to code and document accurately and efficiently.

    Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff. Forget boring slides and a mind-numbing list of CPT codes. This course is rich with clinical scenarios and a comprehensive workbook that will become your first-response coding resource.

    The course provides in-depth and interesting instruction on coding for endoscopy, colorectal, breast, hernia, appendix, gall bladder, liver, intraabdominal tumor, pancreatic, and endocrine procedures. 

    The course describes why documentation is as essential as the code selected and how to capture all potential revenue by improving your notes. We'll show you the correct way to use surgical payment modifiers so that you optimize payment. You'll leave armed with ideas and techniques for setting up systems that reduce denials and increase successful appeals. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Distinguish different categories of codes and how payment differs
    • Describe what is included in a global surgical package and what can be reported separately
    • Distinguish what surgical modifier to report
    • Describe documentation requirements for unlisted codes
    • Demonstrate correct coding and documentation for radiology services
    • Describe coding for different surgical approaches Identify when to report mesh and reinforcement implants
    • Demonstrate correct coding for a variety of general surgery procedures

    Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

    Speaker and Consultant

    Teri Romano has over twenty-five years of consulting and teaching experience in the health care field. Ms. Romano works with physician groups and hospitals combining a background in clinical systems with solid approaches to operational and organizational problem solving.

    Find out about more about Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6.25 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.


    AAPC CEUs

    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 6.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

    Credit is available after completion of an evaluation and a 40 question test.

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  • Intensive Trauma and Critical Care Coding Course

    Includes Credits

    A full day devoted to trauma surgery and critical care coding! You asked for it, we're delivering it.

    A full day devoted to trauma surgery and critical care coding! You asked for it, we're delivering it. This information-packed course goes narrow and deep into the distinct coding issues faced by trauma and critical care providers: learn the granularities of the relevant global surgical packages; gain the know-how for choosing the correct modifier to report surgeon role, same-day surgical procedure, and surgical procedures performed within the global period; and get all of the details needed to code and document an array of common procedures in a trauma and critical care environment, including: emergent procedures, abdominal and thoracic trauma, damage control surgery, wound care, imaging, and vessel repair. 

    This year we've expanded the critical care section to almost an entire afternoon that will leave you confident about your critical care documentation and coding. Case scenarios will help you identify which critical care circumstances support critical care reporting and how to create documentation that will hold up under scrutiny. 

    We'll also describe when resident or NP/PA documentation and time count in your critical care calculation. This course connects clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes making it ideal for surgeons and coding staff.

    Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

    Speaker and Consultant

    Teri Romano has over twenty-five years of consulting and teaching experience in the health care field. Ms. Romano works with physician groups and hospitals combining a background in clinical systems with solid approaches to operational and organizational problem solving.

    Find out about more about Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

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Package Access and Expiration

You will have access to this package for 90 days from the day you purchase it.

You will have 30 days to complete each course within the package. 

The 30 days for each course starts the day you activate the course within the package.

Please note, if you start the course with less than 30 days left in the package access period (90 days from the time of purchase) you will only have until the end of that period.

Should you have questions, please contact us at education@karenzupko.com  

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