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Register for 2018 ACS General Surgery Coding Workshops


Registration is now open to attend American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2018 General Surgery Coding Workshops. With Medicare and third-party payor policy and coding changes taking effect this year, it is imperative that surgeons have accurate and up-to-date information to protect reimbursement from Medicare and other payors and to optimize efficiency.

During the coding workshop, you will learn how to report surgical procedures and medical services and will have access to the tools necessary to succeed, including a coding workbook to keep for future reference with checklists, resource guides, templates, and examples. Physicians receive up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each day of participation. In addition, each day of the workshop meets AAPC guidelines for 6.5 continuing education units.

The ACS will offer the following seven coding workshops in 2018:

• Southlake, TX, January 25¬–26

• Las Vegas, NV, February 8–10

• Orlando, FL, February 22–23

• Chicago, IL, April 12–13

• New York, NY, May 17–19

• Nashville, TN, August 9–10

• Chicago, IL, November 1–3

For the first time, the ACS also will offer a three-day course, including a day devoted to trauma and critical care coding at the Las Vegas, New York City, and (November) Chicago workshops.

To register, visit For more details, visit the ACS website at or e-mail

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