Webinars

STS offers on-demand webinars on a variety of topics, allowing you to learn new content when it is most convenient for you. 

Browse webinars based on the key areas listed below, and be sure to subscribe to the STS YouTube channel to receive alerts when new webinars are added.

Quality Webinars

STS Minimally Invasive Lobectomy for Lung Cancer Webinar

Minimally Invasive Lobectomy for Lung Cancer is the latest installment in the Society’s webinar series on quality initiatives. View the slides now.

STS Readmission After CABG Webinar • May 2016

Readmission After CABG is the latest installment in the Society’s webinar series on quality initiatives. The webinar features Drs. Gaetano Paone (moderator), David M. Shahian, Frank L. Shannon, Kevin W. Lobdell, and William T. Caine. View the slides via PDF


STS Prolonged Ventilation Webinar • December 2014

STS Mediastinal Staging Webinar  • March 2014

STS Glycemic Control Webinar • April 16, 2013

Data Manager Webinars

ACSD v2.9 Changes & Clarifications: Sections A-H

ACSD v2.9 Changes & Clarifications: Aorta Section

ACSD v2.9 Changes & Clarifications: Anesthesia Section

New Data Manager Training: Part 1

New Data Manager Training: Part 2

CHSD New Data Manager Review Webinar

GTSD New Data Manager Review Webinar 


 

Public Reporting Webinars

STS Public Reporting Webinar • December 2016 (Updated March 2017)

If you are interested in learning more about STS Public Reporting Online, watch this new, brief webinar. The webinar explains the rationale for transparency, composite measures and star ratings, and the public reporting processes for each of the component databases in the STS National Database. Detailed information regarding the consent submission process for both STS and/or Consumer Reports is also covered. View the slides via PDF.


STS Congenital Public Reporting Webinar • August 2014

STS Public Reporting Webinar • February 2014


ICD-10 Webinars

In order to help you and your colleagues prepare for the transition to ICD-10, STS is offering a series of on-demand coding webinars specific to cardiothoracic surgery for both coders and surgeons. The webinars are available by discipline (adult cardiac, general thoracic, and congenital heart surgery) or as a complete bundle. Each purchase also includes a bonus webinar on the Procedure Coding System (PCS).

ICD-10-CM Adult Cardiac Surgery Webinar Package
ICD-10 for Adult Cardiac Surgery Coders (Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
ICD-10 for Adult Cardiac Surgeons (Presented by Stephen J. Lahey, MD)

ICD-10-CM General Thoracic Surgery Webinar Package
ICD-10 for General Thoracic Surgery Coders (Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
ICD-10 for General Thoracic Surgeons (Presented by Francis C. Nichols, III, MD)

ICD-10-CM Congenital Heart Surgery Webinar Package
ICD-10 for Congenital Heart Surgery Coders (Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
ICD-10 for Congenital Heart Surgeons (Presented by Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD)

Webinars for coders focus on common disorders and diagnoses for each discipline. Using relevant guidelines and coding examples, the webinars show participants the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Surgeon webinars cover the documentation changes required by physicians to accommodate the specificity of ICD-10.

Bonus: ICD-10-PCS Webinar
(Presented by Julie R. Painter, MBA, CCVTC)
Included in each webinar package and bundle, this webinar highlights the hospital transition to ICD-10-PCS. Because the new system is based on physician documentation, this webinar is important because it alerts hospital-based physicians to the relevant system changes. ICD-10-PCS codes are significantly more detailed then ICD-9-PCS codes, so additional specificity and communication may be required between physicians and hospital coders to avoid excessive queries.

Webinar Package Pricing Member Non-Member
ICD-10-CM Adult Cardiac Surgery Webinar Package:
  • ICD-10 for Adult Cardiac Surgery Coders
  • ICD-10 for Adult Cardiac Surgeons
  • ICD-10-PCS
$149 $299
ICD-10-CM General Thoracic Surgery Webinar Package:
  • ICD-10 for General Thoracic Surgery Coders
  • ICD-10 for General Thoracic Surgeons
  • ICD-10-PCS
$149 $299
ICD-10-CM Congenital Heart Surgery Webinar Package:
  • ICD-10 for Congenital Heart Surgery Coders
  • ICD-10 for Congenital Heart Surgeons
  • ICD-10-PCS
$149 $299
Complete ICD-10 Webinar Bundle:
Contains all seven webinars
$249 $449


After purchasing an ICD-10 webinar package or the complete bundle, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to view the webinars. You also may visit sts.org/learningcenter and log in through the STS web portal. Click on the "Activities Directory" tab in the main menu of the home page. Click on the presentation title you wish to view, and then click the "Access Activity" button to start viewing. Once available, the webinars can be viewed on-demand for an unlimited number of times.

If you have questions about the program content, please contact STS staff at Madeleine Stirling
 or (202) 787-1230. If you have questions about webinar functionality, please contact netscore-support@astutetech.com.