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Tampa 2024 - Proficient Surgical Coding (AAOS Member)

Includes a Live In-Person Event on 10/26/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

Proficient Surgical Coding

Saturday, October 26th | The Westin Tampa Waterside
Surgical Orthopaedics in 2024 and Beyond

It’s more important than ever to keep current in new and existing codes. Revenue and RVU optimization depend on surgeon and coder coding accuracy.  The 2024 AAOS Proficient Surgical Coding course sifts through all that is new and important in Orthopaedics and packs it into an intensive, fast paced day. This year's agenda covers all you need to know to code and document accurately and efficiently in 2024 and beyond.

The course also provides in-depth and clinically relevant instruction on coding for a wide range of subspecialty procedures such as Hand, Foot & Ankle, and Joints. Real-life cases and discussions that link clinical procedures to the selection of CPT codes make this course ideal for surgeons and coding staff. Forget boring slides and a mind-numbing list of CPT codes. This course is rich with clinical scenarios and a comprehensive workbook that will become your first response coding resource.

Insufficient documentation can result in the wrong code and potential revenue loss! The course describes why documentation is as essential as the code selected, and how to capture all potential revenue by improving your notes. We'll show you the correct way to use surgical payment modifiers so that you optimize payment. You'll leave armed with ideas and techniques for setting up systems that reduce denials and increase successful appeals.

Included this year... 
  • 2024 What’s New or Changed - CPT and CMS/NCCI
  • Global Surgical Package
  • Surgical Modifiers - Reporting the whole picture on a claim
  • Joint Arthroplasty (Hip, Knee, Shoulder)
  • Sports Medicine Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand – nerve grafting and skin flaps/grafts
  • Foot Ankle – Repair vs. Revision and more
Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Navigate and apply AAOS Global Service Data (GSD) and Medicare NCCI guidelines.
  • Understand when and how to utilize surgical modifiers to complete the surgical claim picture.
  • Refresh your knowledge of recent revised instructions for fracture reporting, removal of implants/ foreign bodies and more.
  • Gain confidence in surgical coding through practice exercises.
AAPC Accreditation

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 6.5 CEUs, which can be split between Core A, CEMC and CPMA.

Your certificate will become available under the Contents tab of this product, once your attendance is confirmed.  

CME Credit for AAOS Members

This course qualifies for 6.5 CME credits.

Complete the Post-Course Evaluation within 30 days of the event and AAOS will process the CME. Log into your AAOS account to confirm receipt.

The Westin Tampa Waterside

Address: 725 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602

Room Block Information

Rate - $209/night (plus tax) 

Cut-Off Date - 10/03/24

Call: 813-229-5000 (Event Name: KZA Conference 2024)



Saturday, October 26th - Proficient Surgical Coding

Check-In & Breakfast (Provided): 7:00-8:00am

Course Begins: 8:00am 

Morning Break

Lunch (Provided)

Afternoon Break

Course Adjourns: 4:00pm

At the conference, please be sure to check-in with us outside the meeting room to receive your name tag, course workbook, handouts, and other important information regarding the courses. Note that each session of the conference is a separate check-in with new materials, so please be sure to visit the registration desk before each course starts. Keep your name tag to use each day.

 Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Make sure to dress in layers for your comfort, as the room temperatures are highly variable and often run cold.

All cancellations and transfer requests will adhere to the KZA Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Please email at to submit your transfer or cancellation request after reviewing the policy above.

Registering Multiple Attendees 
  1. Create, or have each attendee create, a user account here
    1. If one person is creating all of the accounts you will need to log out each time to create the next account.
  2. Log in with the account that you wish to pay through and add desired products to your cart. 
  3. Once you have selected all the desired products, go to your cart. 
    1. You will initially be registered for each product. You can edit this after you have added the additional attendees using the "remove" button.
  4. To add the additional attendees select the green button in your cart titled “Add a Registration for Another User.”
  5. Enter the email address for the additional attendee.  If they have an account their name will populate and you can select “Add Product for This User.”
  6. The attendee's name will appear in the registrant column under your own. 
  7. Repeat this for each additional attendee.
  8. Proceed, filling out the additional information for each attendee and completing payment.

If you have any issues with completing your registration please email us at


Agenda - Proficient Surgical Coding
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Live In-Person Event
10/26/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  8 hours  |  Attendance Required
10/26/2024 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  8 hours  |  Attendance Required
CEU Certificate
6.50 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
6.50 CEU credits  |  Certificate available