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Successful Surgical Coding Course


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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

KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.

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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Successful Surgical Coding Video Modules
1 - Definition Kick Off
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2 - The Global Surgical Package
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3 - Surgeon Role Modifiers
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4 - Same Day Procedure Modifiers
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5 - Surgical Services Performed
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6 - Revenue Optimization
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7 - Strategic Appeals
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8 - Documentation for Unlisted Procedures
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9 - Reporting Surgeon Performed Radiology Services
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10 - Surgical Approach
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11 - Coding for Robotic Assistance
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12 - Operative Note Documentation
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13 - Hernia Surgery
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14 - All About Implants
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15 - Endoscopy Overview
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16 - Colorectal Surgery
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17 - Appendix Surgery
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18 - Gallbladder and Liver Surgery
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19 - Breast Procedures
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20 - Pancreas Resections
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21 - Intra Abdominal Tumor Resection
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22 - Endocrine Surgery
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Course Feedback for Successful Surgical Coding
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Successful Surgical Coding CEU Test (For Coders)
40 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  28/40 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail
40 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  28/40 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail
Successful Surgical Coding CEUs (For Coders)
Up to 6.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 6.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available