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Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop July 14-15, 2018

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

The ASPS Plastic Surgery Coding Workshops are a comprehensive learning program designed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to improve the profitability of your practice.

  • Peer-Reviewed Coding Standards
    Coding Workshops combine the knowledge of our member surgeons, medical directors, veteran professional coders and our Coding and Payment Committee. This peer-reviewed, comprehensive course focuses on the broad issues of practice management and reimbursement and delves into case-based instruction of the new Coding standards.
  • Regulatory Representation for Accurate and Ethical Coding
    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has both staff and physician representation at AMA meetings wherein coding policy is created and updated, allowing ASPS to communicate the Society's position to regulatory bodies.
  • Building Upon Our 90-Year History of the Specialty
    ASPS is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. It is a society created by plastic surgeons for plastic surgeons with an emphasis on advancing the quality of care provided to patients. Our intention is to promote high standards of training, ethics, education, and research to practicing surgeons and their staff.

Why Should You Attend?

  • Learn the steps necessary to participate in the new Medicare quality programs
  • Reference manual, interactive coding case examples, skills assessments and support
  • Panel-led discussion of complex coding questions
  • Opportunity to query members of both the ASPS Coding and Payment Policy Committee and the AMA's RUC Committee

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify CPT coding concepts, specific to breast reconstruction, skin lesion removal, flaps and grafts, skin substitute, lacerations, and wound debridement procedures.
  • Describe the changes to the Medicare Quality Payment Program and the steps necessary to improve claims processing, payment, and revenue generation
  • Refine necessary steps to successfully report CPT and ICD-10-CM codes
  • Accurately code Plastic Surgery case examples, using CPT and ICD-10 coding schematics


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


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 12.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy 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.

ABMS Core Competencies

The following ABMS core competencies will be addressed:

  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice