workshops

coding & revenue cycle

ORTHOPAEDIC

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FRIDAY AM

Remodel Your Revenue Cycle - LIVE!

Is your practice as profitable as it could be? 

If you aren’t sure, attend this workshop.  It’s filled with urgent advice about how to seal up revenue leaks. Ask yourself:

  • Are my practice managers providing solid monthly reports—including detailed denial reports?
  • Do my Accounts Receivable reports separate patient-owed dollars from insurance debt?

If not, you need this workshop. We’ve seen badly managed practices leak up to six figures from gross income.

KZA education is based on real world consulting. We’ve taken a microscope to practices just like yours—whether you are in private practice, groups, hospital employed or in academia—and found the weak links.

  • Physicians (Employed, Private Practice, and Academic)
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Coders
  • Billing Managers

We’ll show you how practice profits are lost including:

  • Delays in prior authorization and denials after submission
  • Worker’s Compensation plans that pay by credit card
  • Deceptive AR reports
  • Failure to collect patient deductibles and co-pays
  • Billing companies that figure “out of sight, out of mind.” (Sadly, they are often right.)

No more fudging! Learn the bookkeeping details that can grow your revenue—ethically and legally. Bring key staff. We guarantee a solid return for the time and money invested.

Pending. 

FRIDAY PM

2023 AAOS Confident E/M and Office Coding - LIVE!

KZA is excited to bring you the most up-to-date orthopaedic coding and billing guidelines to start the year off right.  As you kick off 2023, the last thing you want are disruptions in your practice as you get up to speed with the changes to the Evaluation and Management Services for hospital coding.  

This workshop can give you a foundation of knowledge to help you quickly embrace the new changes in the hospital E/M codes while reviewing the codes and guidelines for office or other outpatient E/M services. Roll up your sleeves and join us for hands-on coding of orthopaedic visits to master these new changes.

In this course we will take an in-depth look at the new 2023 hospital E/M guidelines and a detailed review of the office or other outpatient E/M guidelines as we present them in the distilled understandable format that is KZA’s signature. Dive into the details of APP billing for incident to, direct, and split/shared billing for Medicare claims, with a focus on applying the CMS criteria. Finally, we will review Radiology billing and how it relates to E/M Data criteria.  

  • Recharge your knowledge of the CPT 2021 E/M requirements for Office/Outpatient services
  • Learn the new CPT 2023 E/M guidelines for Inpatient, Observation, Consultations, and Emergency Department services
  • Identify and apply E/M modifiers accurately
  • Recognize when it is appropriate to report an E/M service with joint injections and other minor procedures
  • Clarify Medicare’s incident-to versus split/shared reporting rules for APPs

Pending. 

SATURDAY

2023 AAOS Proficient Surgical Coding - LIVE!

Join us in discovering all you need to know for Orthopaedics to code and document accurately and efficiently in 2023. Each year brings coding and guideline changes, and it is more important now than ever to keep current on new and existing codes for coding accuracy. The 2023 AAOS Orthopaedic surgical procedure coding course sifts through all that is new and outstanding in Orthopaedic coding and packs it into an intensive, fast-paced day.

This year’s agenda covers why documentation is as essential as the code selected, and how to capture all potential revenue by improving the specificity of your notes. We’ll show you how the surgical global package impacts correct surgical payment modifier usage to optimize payment. You’ll leave armed with ideas and techniques for setting up systems that reduce denials and increase successful appeals.

 This AAOS course also provides in depth and clinically relevant instruction on coding for Arthroplasties, Sports Medicine, Fracture care, Hand, Foot and Ankle and much more…

 Learn the latest coding, billing, and reimbursement strategies for new technology in ENT procedures. Finally, we’ll end with hands on coding of Orthopaedic operative reports and how documentation impacts the code selection process.

 Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff. This course is packed with  examples of both office and hospital clinical scenarios with a comprehensive workbook that will become your first response coding resource.

  • Navigate and apply AAOS Global Service Data (GSD) and Medicare NCCI guidelines.
  • Know when to utilize surgical modifiers correctly to support reimbursement.
  • Learn important changes to the CPT 2023 musculoskeletal guidelines that impact drug delivery devices.
  • Review 2022 revised instructions for fracture reporting, removal of implants/ foreign bodies and coding infected joint procedures.
  • Demonstrate surgical coding knowledge through practice exercises.

Pending. 

On-Demand workshops

Saturday

Power Coding for Surgery - NEWLY RECORDED IN 2022!

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..

  • 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.

AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 5.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

FRIDAY AM

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line

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

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.

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CEU credit hours with the completion of an online evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Receive your essential 70-page workbook approximately four business days after you register.
  • Recorded October 2021.
  • Produce an actionable plan that adopts user-friendly technologies to help patients better understand the costs of their care
  • Manage payment plans and financial counseling to help patients with out-of-pocket costs and copays
  • Apply strategies that address patient financial experience preferences, regardless of the care setting

AAPC Accreditation

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. 

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

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.

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CEU credit hours with the completion of an online evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register..
  • Physicians (Employed, Private Practice, and Academic)
  • Non-Physician Providers
  • Coders
  • Billing Managers

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.

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.

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

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. 

  • Learn at your own pace. Start and stop when it is convenient for you.
  • With travel limitations, this is a great option.
  • Earn CEU credit hours with the completion of an online evaluation and test.
  • Receive the same great workbook and alumni resources.
  • Receive your essential workbook approximately four business days after you register.

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 evaluation.

FEES

single course

Friday AM

Remodel Your Revenue Cycle

$395/AAOS member

$480/Non-Member

Friday PM

2023 AAOS Confident E/M and Office Coding

$695/AAOS member

$825/Non-Member

Saturday

2023 AAOS Proficient Surgical Coding

$925/AAOS member

$1,075/Non-Member

combined courses

Bundle 1

Remodel Your Revenue Cycle + 2023 AAOS Confident E/M and Office Coding

$928/AAOS member

$1,199/Non-Member

Bundle 2

All three courses

$1,713/AAOS member

$2,023/Non-Member

*BEST 
DEAL!

virtual meeting options

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

$595/AAOS Member

$745/Non Member

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

$249/AAOS Member

$299/Non Member

on-demand workshop options

Power Coding for Surgery

$925/AAOS member

$1075/Non-Member

Practical Steps For improving Your Bottom Line

$495/AAOS member

$580/Non-Member

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

$595/AAOS member

$745/Non-Member

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

$249/AAOS member

$299/Non-Member

Bundle: PA and NP Billing for Orthopaedics + 2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers + Power Coding for surgery -- Receive Bottom Line for free

$1,769/AAOS member

$2,119/Non-Member

Bundle 1: Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

$1,145/AAOS member

$1,410/Non-Member

Bundle 2: Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power Surgical Coding

$1,375/AAOS member

$1,660/Non-Member

BUNDLE 3: Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding + Power Surgical Coding

$1,620/AAOS member

$1,900/Non-Member

all three courses

(Your best deal!)

$1,695/AAOS member

$1,995/Non-Member

registration

February 3 - 4

Las Vegas, NV

Room block price: $221
Hotel Cut Off Date - January 2

866-227-5944

March 17 -18

Orlando, FL

Room block price: $249
Hotel Cut Off Date - February 14

407-390-2300

august 4 - 5

Nashville, TN

Room block price: $229
Hotel Cut Off Date - July 12

877-879-7818

Virtual Meeting

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

Virtual Meeting

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

On-Demand Workshop

Power Coding for Surgery

On-Demand Workshop

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line

On-Demand Workshop

2022 E/M in the Office + Office Modifiers

On-Demand Workshop

PA and NP Billing Update for Orthopaedics

BUNDLE 1

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding

BUNDLE 2

Practical Steps for Improving Your Bottom Line + Power Surgical Coding

BUNDLE 3

Power E/M Coding & Office Procedure Coding + Power Surgical Coding

BUNDLE 4

All Three Courses

Need Assistance?

call us: 312-642-8310

Instructors

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Karen Zupko

President

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Sarah Wiskerchen

MBA, CPC

Consultant and Speaker

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Jen Bell

MSOLE, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CASCC

Consultant and Speaker

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