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On-Demand - Bundle 2: Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power Surgical Coding (AAOS)

On-Demand - Bundle 2: Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power Surgical Coding (AAOS)

$1375 for AAOS Members and Their Staff [$1660 regularly]

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line

Total Time: 2 Hours 

 Whether you're planning to stay in private practice or you are considering being acquired, merged, or employed - a better bottom line pays off. Don't get stuck in TGE thinking - by the way, that stands for "That's Good Enough." Frankly, you and your practice are more valuable if sound processes are in place, documented, and followed. 

This workshop is filled with assessments you can use to see how well the business office or your billing service is doing. We include assessments you can use when hiring billing managers and coders. 

Join us for three fast-paced hours with information you can put into place that can improve your bottom line in 90 days. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Key Financial Performance Indicators 
  • Best Billing Practices Assessments 
  • Hiring Competent Billing Managers and Coders 
  • Crafting Financial Policies That Produce Results and Don't Put Patients Off 
  • Optimizing Technology in Your Business Office 
  • Why Financing Works for Patients with High Deductibles 
  • Exactly How to Ask for Prepayment for Services and Surgery 
  • Turning Accounts Over to Collections: Here's Your Guide
Power Surgical Coding

Total Time: 7 Hours 

Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios, including spine surgery basics. Learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines. You'll leave with awareness of reimbursement methodologies for bundled payment, and, of course, with the latest 2021 code changes and NCCI updates.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate AAOS Global Service Guidelines from NCCI guidelines for Medicare.
  • Apply surgical modifiers correctly to prevent denials.
  • Identify how restorative care is defined and how it impacts fracture code selection.
  • Use new CPT codes for total joint arthroplasty following infection.
  • Apply the new CPT definitions for arthroscopic shoulder debridement.
  • Understand the new CPT guideline for arthroscopic removal of loose or foreign bodies when performed at the time of other procedures.
  • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through new practice exercises.

View the full course agenda here:

Power Surgical Coding Agenda

  • Includes Credits

    No matter how good you think things are going - they can be better. And, we at KZA can help you.

    Total Time: 2 Hours

    Whether you're planning to stay in private practice or you are considering being acquired, merged, or employed - a better bottom line pays off. Don't get stuck in TGE thinking - by the way, that stands for "That's Good Enough." Frankly, you and your practice are more valuable if sound processes are in place, documented, and followed.

    This workshop is filled with assessments you can use to see how well the business office or your billing service is doing. We include assessments you can use when hiring billing managers and coders.

    Join us for three fast-paced hours with information you can put into place that can improve your bottom line in 90 days.

    Topics Covered
    • Key Financial Performance Indicators
    • Best Billing Practices Assessments
    • Hiring Competent Billing Managers and Coders
    • Crafting Financial Policies That Produce Results and Don't Put Patients Off
    • Optimizing Technology in Your Business Office
    • Why Financing Works for Patients with High Deductibles
    • Exactly How to Ask for Prepayment for Services and Surgery
    • Turning Accounts Over to Collections: Here's Your Guide

    Karen Zupko

    President

    Karen’s energetic and engaging presentation style has earned high ratings from the plastic surgery community for decades.   Her practical knowledge and specific recommendations have contributed to the growth and profitability of plastic surgery practices nationwide.   In this mask-challenged environment, Karen has new ideas and concepts to share that can make a positive impact on your bottom line.

    Find out about more about Karen Zupko, President.

    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

    This program meets AAPC guidelines for 2.0 CEUs in Core B, CPPM after successful completion
    of a Post-Test. Please note: Core B can comprise no more than 33% (1/3) of the total Core continuing education units.

  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/25/2021

    Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios, including spine surgery basics.

    Total Time: 7 Hours 

    Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios, including spine surgery basics. Learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines. You'll leave with awareness of reimbursement methodologies for bundled payment, and, of course, with the latest 2021 code changes and NCCI updates.

    Learning Objectives

    • Differentiate AAOS Global Service Guidelines from NCCI guidelines for Medicare.
    • Apply surgical modifiers correctly to prevent denials.
    • Identify how restorative care is defined and how it impacts fracture code selection.
    • Use new CPT codes for total joint arthroplasty following infection.
    • Apply the new CPT definitions for arthroscopic shoulder debridement.
    • Understand the new CPT guideline for arthroscopic removal of loose or foreign bodies when performed at the time of other procedures.
    • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through new practice exercises.

    View the full course agenda here:

    Power Surgical Coding Agenda

    Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC

    Consultant and Speaker

    KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.

    Sarah is an experienced, professional, approachable consultant and speaker who succeeds in helping clients identify both risk and opportunity in their coding, reimbursement, and operational systems.  

    She has significant consulting experience in orthopaedics, presenting on CPT and ICD-10 coding for the annual AAOS national workshop series and annual meetings for ASSH, AAOS, and OTA. Sarah has also presented for dozens of state societies, as well as a wide variety of academic, employed and private practices. Her comprehensive knowledge of complex surgical coding concepts, including ICD-10-CM codes and surgical modifiers specific to hand, shoulder, podiatry, hip, knee, and total joint procedures make her a sought-after educator, trainer and speaker.  

    Find out more about Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC.

    Continuing Education Credits 

    CME CREDITS

    Physicians

    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    To claim credits the CME Evaluation must be completed and Continuing Education Quiz must be passed (with 70% or greater). Once these are complete you will be able to claim the CME certificate in the product.


    CEU CREDITS 

    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 7.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

    This program meets AAPC guidelines for 7.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A, CASCC, CANPC, CCC, CCVTC, CGSC, CGIC, COSC, COBGC, CPCD, CSFAC, CHONC, CENTC, and CUC after successful completion of the posttest for continuing education units.

Course Access and Expiration

You will have access to this package for 70 days from the day you purchase it.

You will have 30 days to complete the course(s) within the package. 

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

Please note, if you start the course with less than 30 days left in the package access period (70 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  

Workbook shipping is included in the price for addresses in the contiguous United States and takes approximately 5 business days*. 

For shipping outside of the contiguous US, including Hawaii and Alaska, please email education@karenzupko.com for an estimated shipping cost and timeframe.


Please be sure that you provide the correct shipping address at registration, there will be a space to enter the address if different than that of the payment address.

We strongly encourage you to wait to begin your course until your workbook has arrived.

*With congestion due to COVID-19, deliveries by Fed Ex and UPS are subject to delay

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What are some of the benefits of registering with KZA On-Demand?

  • View at YOUR convenience—the course is online and authored by experts in the field
  • Receive a printed, comprehensive workbook. Our workbooks are considered the gold standard in reference material
  • Accredited for CME and CEUs
  • You have 30-day access to the individual course(s)

Registering Multiple Attendees 

  1. Create, or have each attendee create, a user account here
    1. If one person is creating all of the accounts you will need to log out each time to create the next account.
  2. Log in with the account that you wish to pay through and add desired products to your cart. 
  3. Once you have selected all the desired products, go to your cart. 
    1. You will initially be registered for each product. You can edit this after you have added the additional attendees using the "remove" button.
  4. To add the additional attendees select the green button in your cart titled “Add a Registration for Another User.”
  5. Enter the email address for the additional attendee.  If they have an account their name will populate and you can select “Add Product for This User.”
  6. The attendee's name will appear in the registrant column under your own. 
  7. Repeat this for each additional attendee.
  8. Proceed, filling out the additional information for each attendee and completing payment.

If you have any issues with completing your registration please email us at education@karenzupko.com or call 312 642-8310