American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop March 15-16, 2024

Accurate Coding Adds Up in 2024

The redesigned and expanded Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop is a comprehensive virtual learning program featuring a two-day live interactive online meeting that delves into the complexities of coding for plastic surgery procedures. Expanded content, relevant examples and live case-based instruction of the new coding standards are complemented by a comprehensive workbook for study and review at your convenience.

March 15, 2024
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM CDT

March 16, 2024
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

This interactive instruction allows both the newest coding professionals and those with more experience to learn accurate coding and implementation strategies from experts in the field while minimizing risks, costs of travel and time commitment.

Focused presentations on these topics and more!

  1. Breast Reconstruction
  2. Nasal/Ear Surgery
  3. Evaluation and Management
  4. Hand
  5. Facial Fractures
  6. Nerve Surgery
  7. Lesions/Repairs
  8. Periorbital Surgery
  9. Wound/Pressure Sores

It is important to note that individuals must register as themselves using a unique account number. A physician member should register only if he/she is the intended participant. Team member attendees must create their own accounts.

This virtual meeting will not be recorded.

ASPS has sole discretion and reserves the right to refuse registration and/or limit participation in its activities.

View answers to the most common questions asked at the 2023 Coding Workshop!

Intended Audience

This accredited educational activity is designed specifically for plastic surgeons and their office staff teams, including office administrators, practice managers, billing companies and billing/coding specialists. Residents and fellows are also encouraged to attend the program.

*When registering for this meeting, please enter the name and contact information of the intended participant (i.e. learner) for the Coding Workshop.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this live virtual activity, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize when to append modifiers to a procedure code to optimize payment.
  • Discuss the impact of modifiers on global periods and reimbursement.
  • Identify areas for improvement in documenting plastic surgery procedures.
  • Identify new CPT codes, updates and payment policies affecting plastic surgery for 2024.
  • Review surgical coding for breast, flaps and grafts, gender surgery, hand and craniofacial to ensure accurate reimbursement.
  • Identify CPT coding concepts, specific to skin lesion removal, lacerations and wound debridement procedures.


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Recognition Statement

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits offered by this activity are enhanced by ASPS Learner Credit Reporting for learners who have opted into this reporting. Successful completion of this CME activity enables active American Board of Surgery (ABS) members the opportunity to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the ABS's Continuous Certification program when claimed within 30 days of completion of the activity.

Participants in ASPS-accredited education who want their CME credits reported to certifying and state licensing boards must opt-in to reporting and add their NPI as well as state license ID and/or collaborating board ID(s) before claiming credit.

Disclosure Policy

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all instructors, planners, reviewers, managers and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.

Disclaimer: All relevant financial relationships for planners, faculty and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) are reviewed by the ASPS Continuing Education Committee and have been mitigated, if applicable.

Additional Programs

For Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, these credits have been designated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by an ACCME-accredited organization and are applicable to these certifications. These credits/hours may be applicable to your profession. Check for more information.

ABMS Core Competencies

The following ABMS core competencies will be addressed:

  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice