Register Today for 2023 In-Person General Surgery Coding Courses

Registration is now open to attend an ACS/Karen Zupko & Associates (KZA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding course February 2–3, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV or March 16–17, 2023 in Orlando, FL. With Medicare and third-party payor policy and coding changes taking effect in 2023 – some with significant potential reductions in payment for surgeons – it is imperative that surgeons and their coding staff have accurate and up-to-date information to protect reimbursements while optimizing efficiency.

  • February 2 – 3, 2023
    Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
    Room rate and cutoff date: $221, 1/2/2023
    Reservation Phone: 866-227-5944
    Register today!
  • March 16 – 17, 2023
    Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, Bonnet Creek, FL
    Room rate and cutoff date: $249, 2/14/2023
    Reservation Phone: 407-390-2300
    Register today!

Both courses include sessions on Hospital E/M & Critical Care Coding, Thursday 1:00 -5:00 pm, and General Surgery Coding, Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

ACS members and their staff receive a registration discount. If you have any issues with completing your registration, email KZA at or call 312-642-8310. 

For more information or questions about the 2023 ACS live coding workshops, visit the KZA website or send an e-mail to

Session #1: Reporting Hospital E/M Codes and Split/Shared and Critical Care Services Course

In 2023, information overload will continue with revised E/M codes for inpatient/facility encounters that will be reported based on either medical decision making or time. Additionally, CPT has made major changes in how the category of code is selected.  In this course, coding experts will distill the primary issues in determining the problem, data and risk elements that combine to arrive at a level of service based on medical decision making. 2023 also brings major changes to Medicare’s billing rules for both split/shared services and critical care, which will be discussed in detail.

Session #2: General Surgery: Revenue and RVU Optimization Course

The general surgery course coding and documenting in 2023 and beyond.  Important for 2023, new abdominal hernia codes have been totally revamped. The same CPT codes will now apply for both laparoscopic and open abdominal hernia repairs—and most importantly—codes will be based on the total size of the hernia, requiring changes to how you document the hernia repair and assign the most accurate code. The course will also provide in depth and clinically relevant instruction on coding for endoscopy, colorectal, breast, appendix, gall bladder, liver, intraabdominal tumor, endocrine procedures and more.

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