American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop March 17-18, 2023

The 2023 Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop will be offered in a virtual format with two days of live instruction focusing on important revisions to Evaluation and Management Code Descriptors and Guidelines, NEW Hernia codes and expanded case-based instruction of the new coding standards.

March 17, 2023
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

March 18, 2023
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Changes are Coming to Coding in 2023

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 NEW codes for Hernia Repair and the revised Evaluation and Management coding guidelines. 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.

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. Craniofacial Surgery
  3. Evaluation and Management
  4. Hand
  5. Hernia Repair
  6. Nerve Transfer
  7. Breast Reconstruction
  8. Oculoplastics
  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.

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:

  • Identify new CPT codes, updates and payment policies affecting plastic surgery for 2023 including the new code structure for hernia repair coding
  • Discuss the 2023 updates to the E/M codes and guidelines related to inpatient care
  • 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 would 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 11.5 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.

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