• The difference between returning
a patient to the operating room to
treat a surgical complication and a
•Procedures correctly documented
and reported that are unrelated to
operations done previously in the
for CME credit
Physician attendees are eligible
to receive Continuing Medical
Education (CME) credits
through the ACS. Physicians
are eligible for 6. 5 CME credits
for each day of attendance.
In addition, nonphysician
attendees who are members
of the American Academy of
Professional Coders are eligible
for 6. 5 continuing education
units for each day of attendance.
Dates and locations of 2016
ACS Surgical Coding Workshops
The workshops will take place
on the following dates:
•February 11–12, Las Vegas, NV
•March 17–18, Washington, DC
•April 28–29, Chicago, IL
•May 19–20, New York, NY
•August 11–12, Nashville, TN
•September 15–16, Dallas, TX
•November 10–11, Chicago, IL
Register for the two-day
workshop online at www.
html or call 312-642-8310. The
College offers a special rate for
members and their coding staff,
but ACS membership is not a
requirement for attendance.
The member price is $650 per
course or $995 for both days.
The nonmember price is $750
per day or $1,095 for both days.
ACS Fellows and their staff
should have their ACS member
number available and enter it
for each individual registering.
For hotel reservations, contact
the hotel that is hosting the
workshop and indicate that you
are attending the ACS Surgical
Coding Workshop for special
pricing (see Table 1, page 55).
The College also offers airfare
discounts on United Airlines.
Contact an ACS travel counselor
at 800-456-4147 or ACSTravel@
facs.org, or contact United
Airlines by phone at 800-521-
4041 or online at www.united.
com. When booking individual
travel, be sure to indicate the
name of the meeting and refer to
the ACS file numbers provided
for any applicable discounts. The
ACS file numbers are Agreement
Code: 973454; ZCode: ZTEZ.
about the workshops is
available on the College
website at facs.org/advocacy/
Additional ACS coding resources
To assist surgeons in their
efforts to address coding
questions, the ACS offers
the following resources:
• The Coding Hotline (800-227-
7911), 9:00 am–6:00 pm Eastern
Time. The Coding Hotline staff
will answer five free coding
questions per year for each Fellow.
For additional information on the
ACS Coding Hotline, visit the ACS
•“Coding and practice management
corner,” a column in the Bulletin, is
published regularly and provides
tips on a range of reimbursement-related issues. These and other
articles are available on the ACS