As it stands now, the RRC has designated that the group of graduates who start in 2007 – 2008 (i.e. graduate in 2012) will need a total Major number = 750 However, please be advised that the Boards requirement is that the 750 will be effective July 1, 2008 so anyone applying for the exam in July of 2009 must meet the new requirement. 8/7/2008 email - ACGME
750 total major cases ONLY the minimum! 150 Chief Cases Teaching Assistant Cases 50 will be counted in the 750 major cases will not count toward the 150 Chief Cases
lap, gastrostomy lap feeding jejunoscopy lap, inguinal hernia lap incisional hernia bariatric lap anti-reflux lap, gastrostomy lap feeding jejunoscopy lap, inguinal hernia lap incisional hernia bariatric lap anti-reflux lap enterolysis lap, small/large bowel lap renal/adrenal lap donor nephrectomy lap splenectomy lap enterolysis lap, small/large bowel lap renal/adrenal lap donor nephrectomy lap splenectomy lap chole appendectomy trauma (49320) lap chole appendectomy trauma (49320)
Concentrate on this during your endo rotation you can always get this with PEGs
Two residents cannot take credit as surgeon (chief and/or junior) for a procedure done on the same patient on the same day. I understand that in the OR different residents may actually perform separate procedures, but the RRC only allows one … whichever resident enters the case first would be able to get credit. 8/7/2008 email - ACGME
Can always go back and place this into the column you need the credit
Never told how many cases you need to turn in. Would log every liver as a first assistant case. If you are given the chance to do part of the dissection and or anastomosis for a kidney would count it
34803 - YES! Defined Category and total case number!
75940 - NO! But does count toward total number of cases! 37620 - YES! Defined Category and total case number!
NO! But does count toward total number of cases!
Surg Onc/ACC Breast Case = Lumpectomy Sentinel node biopsy Axillary node dissection 19302 mastectomy, partial with axillary lymphadenectomy 38792 – sentinel node injection 38525 biopsy of sentinel node 38792 – sentinel node injection 38525 biopsy of sentinel node So why enter the rest of the CPT codes? Answer = life beyond residency!
Establish a method for keeping your own list of cases – stick to it! Log your cases frequently Add more CPT codes than you think you need Keep checking your categories and seek out cases that will fill your needs
Follow the hints Ask upper level residents Search google or yahoo for cpt codes Play with the case log system Email/call Susan