Your Guide to the 2024 KZA Dallas Conference

Your Guide to the 2024 KZA Dallas Conference

January 15, 2024

Welcome to your ultimate guide to the KZA Dallas conference! From essential workshop details and course schedules to accreditation information, this post serves as your comprehensive guide. But that’s not all – we go the extra mile by providing a glimpse into the vibrant city of Dallas, offering recommendations for restaurants, keeping you updated on local events, and suggesting exciting activities for your free time.

If you have any questions about the Dallas workshop that aren’t answered here, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at education@karenzupko.com. We are here to help you and assist you with anything you may need.

Conference Details 

When:                 March 8-9

Where:                Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott

8440 Freeport Parkway, Irving, Texas, USA, 75063

Room Block Information

Rate – $169/night (plus tax)

Cut-Off Date – 02/14/24

Call: 888-236-2427 (Event Name: KZA Coding & Reimbursement Workshop Mar2024)

Or

BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Additional Information

Breakfast is from 7:00am-8:00pm. Lunch is from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

At the conference, please be sure to check-in with us outside the meeting room to receive your name tag, course workbook, handouts, and other important information regarding the courses. Note that each session of the conference is a separate check-in with new materials, so please be sure to visit the registration desk before each course starts. Keep your name tag to use each day.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Make sure to dress in layers for your comfort, as the room temperatures are highly variable and often run cold.

Course Schedules and Descriptions

Orthopaedic Course Schedule

Friday, March 8th | 8:00am-12:00pm | Remodel Your Revenue Cycle

Accredited for 3.5 CEUs.

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. 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. Learn the bookkeeping details that can grow your revenue—ethically and legally.

Friday, March 8th | 1:00pm-5:00pm | Confident E/M and Office Coding

Accredited for 3.5 CEUs, CME available for physicians (must be a member of AAOS)

Even in a bustling surgical orthopaedic practice E/M impacts a clinic’s bottom line, so it is imperative to make sure you and your staff understand recent changes and modifications to office and hospital visit coding. The 2024 AAOS Confident E/M Coding course sifts through the updated guidelines (2021/2023) and addresses important updates in Orthopaedics during this half day session.

Saturday, March 9th | 8:00am-4:00pm | Proficient Surgical Coding

Accredited for 6.5 CEUs, CME available for physicians (must be a member of AAOS)

It’s more important than ever to keep current in new and existing codes. Revenue and RVU optimization depend on surgeon and coder coding accuracy. This year’s agenda covers all you need to know to code and document accurately and efficiently in 2024 and beyond. Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff.

Click here to register for the Orthopaedic Workshop!

 

Otolaryngology Course Schedule

Friday, March 8th | 8:00am-12:00pm | Managing Your Evaluation and Management Services in 2024

Accredited for 3.5 CEUs, CME available for physicians

Evaluation and Management Services (E/M) are commonly reported in office and hospital settings in Otolaryngology. It is important to understand the guidelines, including when to use medical decision making and when to report time. In addition, this workshop will cover E/M Modifiers, Advanced Practice Providers, managing denials, and filing appeals. We will end the day with hands-on E/M coding cases.

Friday, March 8th | 1:00pm-5:00pm | Remodel Your Revenue Cycle

Accredited for 3.5 CEUs.

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. 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. Learn the bookkeeping details that can grow your revenue—ethically and legally.

Saturday, March 9th | 8:00am-4:00pm | Master Surgical Coding in Otolaryngology in 2024

Accredited for 6.5 CEUs, CME available for physicians

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.

Click here to register for the ENT Workshop!

 

General Surgery Course Schedule

Friday, March 8th | 8:00am-4:00pm | 2024 Spotlight on E/M and Office Procedures for the General Surgeon

Accredited for 6.5 CEUs, CME available for physicians

KZA’s 2024 E/M coding course covers a spectrum of coding essentials. By the end of this course, you will be able to describe how to use the elements of MDM to select a level of E/M code, identify key issues in NPP and critical care billing, correctly use E/M modifiers, and accurately code and document common office procedures.

Saturday, March 9th | 8:00am-4:00pm | Mastering General Surgery Coding and RVU Optimization

Accredited for 6.5 CEUs, CME available for physicians

Staying up to date on the latest codes is crucial. The success of revenue and RVU optimization relies on accurate coding from both surgeons and coders. KZA’s 2024 surgical coding course breaks down the vital aspects of general surgery coding and condenses it into a comprehensive day of training.

Click here to register for the General Surgery Workshop!

 

Beyond the Conference

What’s Happening in Dallas – March 7-10

  • The American Western Weekend
    • Globe Life Field
    • March 9th
  • Dallas Opera: Romeo and Juliet
    • Winspear Opera House
    • March 9-10
  • John Williams Celebration – Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
    • Bass Performance Hall
    • March 8-10
  • African American Cinema In Black And White – Spring Series Part 2
    • The Black Academy of Arts and Letters
    • March 9th
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs – Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
    • Bass Performance Hall
    • March 9th
  • Dallas Whiskey Riot 2024
    • Fair Park
    • March 9-10
  • Dallas Blooms Flower Festival
    • The Dallas Arboretum
    • Through March 14th
  • Dan + Shay: Heartbreak On The Map Tour
    • Dickies Arena
    • March 8th
  • Suites: Fall Out Boy – So Much For (2our) Dust
    • Dickies Arena
    • March 7th
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat
    • American Airlines Center
    • March 7th
  • For more concerts check…
    • Granada Theater
    • House of Blues Dallas
    • South Side Ballroom
    • Majestic Theater

Restaurant Recommendations

  • Jose: Authentic Jalisco-style cuisine, showcasing the rich flavors of Mexico’s Jalisco region.
  • Knox Bistro: A cozy spot for French-inspired brunch, with the atmosphere of a Parisian bistro.
  • Sachet: A culinary journey through the Mediterranean, offering flavors from Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon.
  • Al Biernat’s: Upscale steakhouse known for prime cuts of beef and an elegant dining experience.
  • The Mansion Restaurant: Sophisticated New American cuisine in a historic mansion, blending classic and contemporary flavors.
  • Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen: Authentic Vietnamese flavors, from pho to banh mi, capturing the essence of Vietnam.
  • Roots Southern Table: Comforting and soulful Southern cuisine celebrating the rich culinary heritage of the region.
  • Gemma: Contemporary twist on New American cuisine, focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
  • Sister: Culinary celebration of Italian and Mediterranean flavors in a warm and rich setting.
  • Petra and the Beast: Adventurous dining with a commitment to seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Alamo Club: Casual yet elevated American dining with a diverse menu for all occasions.
  • Resident Taqueria: Relaxed spot for delicious tacos, focusing on fresh and flavorful ingredients.
  • Tei-An: Elegant Japanese cuisine with expertly crafted soba noodles and sushi.
  • Lucia: Italian cuisine with a modern and inventive flair, featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

Activities and Attractions in Dallas

  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: Explore the history and legacy of President John F. Kennedy in this museum located at the site of the assassination.
  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: Enjoy a peaceful stroll through beautiful gardens and seasonal floral displays.
  • Dallas Museum of Art: Immerse yourself in a diverse collection of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary pieces.
  • Dallas World Aquarium: Discover a stunning array of marine life in a unique indoor setting that replicates various ecosystems.
  • Klyde Warren Park: Relax in this urban oasis with a variety of activities, from food trucks to outdoor concerts and yoga classes.
  • Reunion Tower: Get panoramic views of the city from the observation deck of this iconic Dallas landmark.
  • M-Line Trolley: Take a nostalgic ride on the free McKinney Avenue Trolley, exploring Uptown Dallas and its charming neighborhoods.
  • Frontiers of Flight Museum: Delve into aviation history with a visit to this museum showcasing a vast collection of aircraft and artifacts.

 
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