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On-Demand - Bundle: PA and NP Billing For Orthopaedics + 2022 E/M In The Office + Office Modifiers + Power Coding for Surgery -- RECEIVE BOTTOM LINE FOR FREE - AAOS

$1769 for AAOS Members and Their Staff [$2119 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
PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

Approximate time to complete: 1 Hour

CMS made significant changes to its non-physician provider (NPP) billing rules in 2022. Dive into the intricacies of incident to, direct, and split/shared billing for Medicare claims, with a focus on applying the new CMS criteria.  

This 1-hour on-demand course analyzes the NPP billing options for Medicare, with a detailed look at changes effective in 2022 that apply in orthopaedic practices. 

In this session you will:

  • Refresh your understanding of the definitions and criteria for incident to, direct, and split/shared billing. 
  • Compare CMS’s previous rules for split/shared reporting with what’s new in 2022.
  • Learn about a new modifier CMS requires for split/shared services.
  • Assess orthopaedic scenarios to practice applying these essential billing concepts
2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

Length: 2.5 hours

We’re one year into using revised E/M criteria in the office setting.  We take an overview look at how code levels are selected under these AMA-defined changes.  We cover in-depth how the AMA’s March 2021 Technical Corrections impact medical decision-making credit in orthopaedics.  Last, we discuss appropriate use of E/M modifiers 24, 57, and 25 in the office setting.  

This 2.5 hour virtual course analyzes the CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits, presenting them in a distilled, understandable way. We break down and explain the restructured elements of Medical Decision Making and Time and demonstrate how they are applied using example scenarios.

In this session you will:

  • Drill into the parameters of Medical Decision Making, and how the definitions of Problems Addressed, Data, and Risk come together to determine a level of service.
  • Understand the nuances of how data credit is allowed (or not allowed), based upon information published by the AMA during 2021.
  • Differentiate how Time is defined under the revised criteria, and what activities can be counted when selecting the level of service for codes 99202-99215.
  • Take a detailed look at the definition of modifier 25 and how to defend against payor denials.

Power Surgical Coding

Total Time: 5.5 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.
  • 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

    KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.

    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: 02/04/2022

    2.5-hour session | We’re one year into using revised E/M criteria in the office setting. We take an overview look at how code levels are selected under these AMA-defined changes.

    2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers
    Length: 2.5 hours

    We’re one year into using revised E/M criteria in the office setting.  We take an overview look at how code levels are selected under these AMA-defined changes.  We cover in-depth how the AMA’s March 2021 Technical Corrections impact medical decision-making credit in orthopaedics.  Last, we discuss appropriate use of E/M modifiers 24, 57, and 25 in the office setting.  

    This 2.5 hour virtual course analyzes the CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits, presenting them in a distilled, understandable way. We break down and explain the restructured elements of Medical Decision Making and Time and demonstrate how they are applied using example scenarios.

    In this session you will:

    • Drill into the parameters of Medical Decision Making, and how the definitions of Problems Addressed, Data, and Risk come together to determine a level of service.
    • Understand the nuances of how data credit is allowed (or not allowed), based upon information published by the AMA during 2021.
    • Differentiate how Time is defined under the revised criteria, and what activities can be counted when selecting the level of service for codes 99202-99215.
    • Take a detailed look at the definition of modifier 25 and how to defend against payor denials.

    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.

    AAPC Accreditation

    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

    On-Demand product requires successful completion of a Post-Test and evaluation.


    Course Access and Expiration

    You will have access to this package for 60 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 a course with less than 30 days left in the package access period (60 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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    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 

  • Includes Credits

    Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios.

    Approximate Total Time: 5 Hours and 30 minutes 

    Extended coverage of subspecialty coding content and case exercises to boost your confidence in common orthopaedic scenarios. Learn to apply surgical modifiers to protect reimbursement and appropriately differentiate CPT rules from Medicare NCCI edits and guidelines. You'll also leave with awareness of  the  2022 CPT code changes and updated guidance from the AMA on coding for post-arthroplasty joint infections..

    Learning Objectives

    • Differentiate CPT, AAOS Global Service, and CMS NCCI guidelines.
    • Apply surgical modifiers correctly to prevent denials.
    • Learn important changes to CPT 2022 musculoskeletal guidelines that impact fracture reporting and removal of implants/foreign bodies
    • Apply revised instructions for coding infected joint procedures
    • Demonstrate surgical coding comprehension through practice exercises.

    View the full course agenda here:

    Power Coding for Surgery Agenda

    Continuing Education Credits 

    CME CREDITS

    accreditation pending 


    CEU CREDITS 

    accreditation pending 

  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/09/2022

    1-hour session | CMS made significant changes to its non-physician provider (NPP) billing rules in 2022. Dive into the intricacies of incident to, direct, and split/shared billing for Medicare claims, with a focus on applying the new CMS criteria.

    PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics
    1-Hour Session

    CMS made significant changes to its non-physician provider (NPP) billing rules in 2022. Dive into the intricacies of incident to, direct, and split/shared billing for Medicare claims, with a focus on applying the new CMS criteria.  

    This 1-hour virtual course analyzes the NPP billing options for Medicare, with a detailed look at changes effective in 2022 that apply in orthopaedic practices. 

    In this session you will:

    • Refresh your understanding of the definitions and criteria for incident to, direct, and split/shared billing. 
    • Compare CMS’s previous rules for split/shared reporting with what’s new in 2022.
    • Learn about a new modifier CMS requires for split/shared services.
    • Assess orthopaedic scenarios to practice applying these essential billing concepts.

    AAPC Accreditation

    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 


    To claim the credit you must pass (with a 70% or better) a quiz and complete the course feedback evaulation.

    Course Access and Expiration

    You will have access to this for 30 days from the day you purchase it.

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

    Presented by:

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    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 

Course 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 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 (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  

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