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1. CHICAGOLAS VEGASATLANTADALLASASPSPLASTIC SURGERYCODINGWORKSHOP2013SPONSORED BY: 2. WEST COAST WORKSHOPMarch 1 - 2, 2013Las Vegas, NVFriday 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.SOUTH WORKSHOPApril 19 - 20, 2013Dallas, TXFriday 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.EAST COAST WORKSHOPJune 7 - 8, 2013Atlanta, GAFriday 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.CENTRAL WORKSHOPAugust 3 - 4, 2013Chicago, ILSaturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.PROGRAM OVERVIEWPlastic surgery medical coding can beconfusing, but it is critical to every practiceto accurately interpret and report medicalprocedures and services. If coding isincorrect, reimbursement is delayed andoffice staff has less time to spend withpatients.The ASPS Coding Workshops will teachyou how to improve your communicationwith the payers and how to comply withall regulations. We will provide a codingworkbook for your reference to help youavoid the coding pitfalls.Code it right every time make yourpractice more efficient, obtain appropriatereimbursement, and focus on qualitypatient care. 3. INTENDED AUDIENCEThis educational activity is designed specificallyfor plastic surgeons and their office staff teamsincluding office administrators, practice managers,billing companies and billing/coding specialists.LEARNING OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this activity, participantsshould be able to: Utilize the changes in 2013 CPT codes that affect plastic surgery practices. Explain the major changes in 2013 Medicare regulations. Apply correct CPT coding concepts to common plastic surgery services including breast reconstruction, skin lesion removal, flaps and grafts, and wound debridementprocedures. Discuss application of evaluation and management codes for services provided when the majority of the office visit is spent counseling the patient. Describe two aspects of a successful revenue cycle. Identify one way to prepare for implementation of the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system.ACCREDITATIONThe American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Councilfor Continuing Medical Education to providecontinuing medical education for physicians.DESIGNATIONASPS designates this live activity for amaximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1Credits. Physicians should claim only thecredit commensurate with the extent of theirparticipation in the activity.This activity has prior approval of the AmericanAcademy of Professional Coders for 12.0Continuing Education Units. Granting of thisapproval in no way constitutes endorsement bythe Academy of the program, content or theprogram sponsor. 4. TOPICS COVERED IN THE WORKSHOPPlastic Surgery Case CodingWe will cover a full days worth of surgicalcoding cases: Skin lesion procedures including injection, biopsy, shave and excision. Understand the neoplasm diagnosis codes Adjacent tissue transfers Flaps and grafts Wound care and debridements Burn care Skin replacement surgery including skin substitutes and biologic implants NEW! Use of the pressure ulcer codes Body contouring: panniculectomy vs. abdominoplasty what to bill insurance vs. what is cosmetic Nasal procedures rhinoplasty, nasal valve stenosis repair, turbinates EXPANDED! Facial fractures Hand surgery with and without vascular and nerve repairs, collagenase injections for Dupuytrens contracture Breast reconstruction extensive coverage including DIEP flaps Microsurgery and use of the operatingmicroscopePROGRAM SCHEDULEThe Las Vegas, Dallas, and Atlantaworkshops will be held on Friday from12:30 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.The Chicago workshop will be heldover a weekend. Hours will be:8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. 5. Medicares e-Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements and how your payments areaffected Minimizing your risk of an audit: RAC, CERT, ZPIC, OIG Using modifiers to optimize revenue 51 vs. 59, multiple procedures in a global period, co-surgeon vs. assistant surgeon E&M coding dont think this isnt important because you are a surgical practice. Payers are auditing E&M even more in 2013. What it takes to bill a level 4 or 5, when to use the consultation codes (Medicare vs. CPT guidelines) Risks and rewards of an EMR The Science of Reimbursement: five common revenue mistakes made by plastic surgery practices and how to correct them Billing for non-physician providers when you can bill incident to the physician and when you must bill direct ICD-10-CM is coming understand the difference between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM and what you can do now toprepareCourse materials will be available at theregistration desk an hour before the start ofthe workshop.Due to the early Saturday morning start ofthe Chicago course, registration will also beopen for that workshop on Friday afternoonfrom 4:30 6:30 p.m.*Although not required, we suggest attendees bringtheir CPT books to reference and annotate during theworkshop.* 6. FACULTYKim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, a seasonedspeaker with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.,brings a lively and engaging style to thecoding and reimbursement workshops.The course materials reflect the combinedexperience of the KZA team over thepast 25 years in operations management,billing and coding, managed care, contractanalysis, staff development, training, andstrategic planning. Kim collaborates with ourexperienced plastic surgeon facilitators tobring you real-life coding and reimbursementscenarios.A plastic surgeon facilitator will be on-site to work withthe instructor and attendees at each coding workshop.Disclosure PolicyASPS requires all instructors, planners, reviewers,managers, and other individuals in a position to controlor influence the content of an activity to discloseall relevant financial relationships or affiliations. Allidentified conflicts of interest must be resolved andthe educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS forfair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriatenessof patient care recommendations. ASPS also requiresfaculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproveduses of product are discussed in a CME activity orincluded in related materials.ABMS Core CompetenciesThe following ABMS core competencies will beaddressed: Professionalism Systems-Based PracticeSpecial recognition and appreciation is extended tomembers of the ASPS Coding and Payment PolicyCommittee, the ASPS Health Policy Staff, and KZA fortheir content and editorial contributions to the 2013Plastic Surgery Coding Workshops. 7. This course wasexcellent andabsolutely crucial toprovide appropriatecoding in mypractice.-2012 Participant 8. TRAVELAccommodationsMarch 1-2, 2013Vdara Hotel & Spa Las Vegas2600 West Harmon AvenueLas Vegas, NV 89158Reservations: (866) 745-7767111Special Group Rate: $149 per night, singleor double occupancy, plus taxes and a $25per night Resort Fee which includes internetaccess, fitness center access and moreReservation Deadline: February 7, 2013**American Airlines Promotion Code: 8233BW**United Airlines Offer Code: ZP3V594419April 19-20, 2013Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square1400 Plaza PlaceSouthlake, TX 76092Reservations: (800) 445-8667Special Group Rate: $159 per night plustaxes, single or double occupancyReservation Deadline: April 4, 2013**American Airlines Promotion Code: 8743BN**United Airlines Offer Code: ZP3V594419June 7-8, 2013Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel866 West Peachtree Street, NWAtlanta, GA 30308Reservations: (800) 228-9290Special Group Rate: $149 per night plustaxes, single or double occupancyReservation Deadline: May 16, 2013**American Airlines Promotion Code: 5963BU**United Airlines Offer Code: ZP3V594419August 3-4, 2013*Hotel Allegro Chicago171 West RandolphChicago, IL 60601Reservations: (800) 643-1500Special Group Rate: $159 per night plustaxes, single or double occupancyReservation Deadline: July 18, 2013**American Airlines Promotion Code: 6183BE**United Airlines Offer Code: ZP3V594419*Please note Saturday/Sunday Program Schedule forChicago Coding Workshop only.When making reservations, please reference ASPSCoding Workshop to receive special rate.Reservations made after the deadline, or after the roomblock fills, are subject to space and rate availability.Deposit and cancellation penalties may apply; pleaseask when securing reservation. 9. TRANSPORTATION**ASPS has partnered with AmericanAirlines and United Airlines to providediscounted airfare to our attendees. Enterthe appropriate discount codes whenbooking your flight through www.AA.comor to receive 2-10% offqualifying flights. Standard change fees,baggage fees and some restrictions apply.Please visit for more information.Information on ground transportation willbe provided with meeting confirmationmaterials. 10. QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATIONRegistration includes admission to theworkshop, course workbook and indicatedmeals. All registrants must pay the fullregistration fee; one-day registration is notavailable. Spouse/accompanying guests(healthcare professionals) who wish toattend the workshop must register.The deadline for the $25 early registrationdiscount is five weeks prior to eachworkshop date. Advance registration will beaccepted until ten business days before thestart date of each workshop. After this date,please register onsite. Contact ASPS MemberServices to determine space availability.FOUR WAYS TO REGISTEROnline: (800) 766-4955 or (847) 228-9900Fax: (847) 228-7099Mail: ASPS Attn: Finance Department 444 East Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4664 Allow 10 days for processing. Checks payable to ASPSQuestions and inquiries to:registration@plasticsurgery.orgIMPORTANT CANCELLATION DEADLINES Full refunds for registration cancellation notice must be received 30 days prior to workshop 50% refund cancellation notice is received 15-30 days prior to workshop No refunds will be giv