Coding & Reimbursement for ASCs

Monday, January 8 – Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Now Available On Demand

The Coding & Reimbursement for ASCs virtual course provides essential training for ASC billers and coders. You’ll hear from industry experts as they discuss the coding and billing updates for 2024 and share strategies you can use to maximize your ASC’s reimbursements.


Coding & Reimbursement for ASCs

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Monday, January 8, 2024

12:00 pm–1:00 pm ET

Updates to Medicare’s ASC Payment System and CPT Changes 2024

Get an update on the 2024 reimbursement changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system, including procedures added or removed from the final list of those eligible to be performed in an ASC setting. Learn the American Medical Association’s CPT changes per specialty of new, revised and deleted procedures applicable to ASC facilities that will take effect January 1, 2024, and examine reimbursement potentials and comparisons from the past year.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Cristina Bentin, CMA, CPPM, CCS-P, COC President Coding Compliance Management
1:15 pm–2:15 pm ET


Learn how to code podiatry procedures correctly from this experienced auditor who will share actual podiatric operative reports and coding mistakes she has seen while conducting coding audits.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Juanita Mendoza, CPC, CASCC Coding Manager Sovereign Healthcare
2:30 pm–3:50 pm ET

General Surgery & Ophthalmology

Discuss common general surgery CPTs and coding scenarios, including hernias, lesion excisions, breast biopsies and reconstructions. Then review ophthalmology hot spots to make sure you are coding correctly for optimal reimbursement. Both discussions will include helpful information from the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Correct Coding Initiatives (CCI).

AEU Content Area: Financial

Mandeara Frye, CHC, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, CASCC, CPCO, CRC Audit Manager, Corporate Compliance Riverside University Health System
4:00 pm–5:00 pm ET

Spinal Decompressions

Review spine anatomy and the other anatomical knowledge needed to properly code spinal decompressions and discuss what is needed in an operative note. Then examine the most commonly used cervical and lumbar decompression CPT codes, including their differences. Review CPT Assistant and Coding Clinic guidance related to decompressions. Sample operative notes will be provided.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Paula Vandenberg, CPC, COC, CIC Performance Improvement Analyst SCA Health

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

12:00 pm–1:00 pm ET

Gastroenterology: Navigating the Digestive System of ASC Coding

Boost your esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy coding skills with this in-depth gastroenterology session. Delve into the principles of accurate coding for these essential procedures and make sure your coding practices remain current and compliant with the latest EGD and colonoscopy updates from CPT and ICD-10 CM. Leave with a greater understanding of the nuances of EGD and colonoscopy coding and valuable tips and best practices that will ensure your ASC receives the payment it deserves for the services it provides. The speaker will also clarify the most recent federal guidance on colonoscopy screenings to help you ensure your facility’s practices align with the latest regulations.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Vontresa Moses, CPC, COC, CPMA, CPC-I, CASSC Director of Coding Compliance Tenet Healthcare / United Surgical Partners International
1:15 pm–2:15 pm ET

Pain Management

Make billing for pain management procedures in your ASC a little less painful with this review of the various interventional pain management procedures, a look at the insurance issues involved, a discussion of the documentation requirements you need to know and some tips and tricks that make the process easier. Leave with the knowledge you need to confidently bill pain management procedures in the ASC setting and with the resources and references you can use to educate others to do the same.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Jessyka Burke, CPC, CASSC, COSC Lead Coder and Educator VP Surgery Center of Auburn
2:30 pm–3:30 pm ET

Reduce Your Top Cardiovascular Coding Denials

Coding is not just CPT and ICD-10 codes. It is also payer guidelines, modifiers, local coverage determinations and more. Review common denials for cardiovascular procedures and walk through ways to correct and proactively prevent them.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Crystal DeMario, CPC, CIRCC, CASCC, CCC Senior Coding Manager Azura Vascular Care
3:45 pm–4:45 pm ET


Join this session to master the complexities of orthopedic coding in an ASC, including how to determine proper CPT selection and modifier usage for upper and lower extremities. We will discuss modifiers, CPT codes (including unlisted), communication with providers and their offices, and getting paid for procedures performed.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Jessyka Burke, CPC, CASSC, COSC Lead Coder and Educator VP Surgery Center of Auburn

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Continuing Education

To receive credit, you must complete an evaluation for each session through the Continuing Education Portal by February 29, 2024. You will use the same ID number listed on your registration confirmation email. If you have any questions regarding your customer ID, please contact

Administrator Education Units (AEUs): This program is approved for up to 8.00 units of AEU credit for the Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC)® credential by BASC Provider #3272.

Nursing Contact Hours: This program is approved for up to 8.00 nursing contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #6949.

American Academy of Professional Coders™ (AAPC): Individuals attending the Coding and Reimbursement for ASCs course will be awarded up to 8.00 CEU(s). Please use the Coding and Reimbursement for ASCs code card to keep track of your AAPC codes.

You must join the sessions during the live broadcast to receive AAPC CEU(s). AAPC CEU(s) will NOT be available after the live broadcast.


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Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Can’t attend? Someone from your facility can attend in your place. Substitutions can be made free of charge for your initial substitution and $55 for each additional. All requests must be made in writing and sent via email to the ASCA Meetings Department at