Understanding Coding Changes for Total Hips and Total Knees with the New Spacer Codes

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Tue, May 26, 2020
60 minutes
Product Description

Use the Right Revision Codes When It Comes to Staging Total Joint Revisions


The CPT manual for 2020 is out, but as coders and billers are discovering, some of the primary codes for the new add-on codes 20700-20705 are not in it. That’s a potential headache for those seeking to document total knee and total hip replacement operations.

Don’t stress—expert coder Margie Scalley Vaught has your back. Join Vaught in this webinar to learn how to use the new 20700-20705 codes and how to code for revision of total joints when they are staging the repairs. Vaught will also give you the intel you need to help your surgeons place the correct documentation and provide insight on the differences between the new codes.

After attending this live audio event, you will know what to do about articulating and non-articulating spacers and how to get answers from your private contracted payers on how they are dealing with the new changes. Plus, Vaught will provide reference material from AAOS, the AMA 2020 CPT Symposium, and CPT Assistants. Don’t stress—here’s the help you need to code with confidence.

Session Objectives

  • What primary codes for the new add-on codes 20700-20705 are not in the CPT 202 manual
  • How to seek out answers from private contracted payers on how they are handling the new changes
  • Where to turn to for correct coding information

Session Highlights

  • Help your surgeons place the correct documentation regarding articulating and non-articulating spacers
  • Understand the differences between the new codes
  • Use the right revision codes when it comes to stating total joint revisions.

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Practice managers
  • ASCs
  • Hospital outpatient coders
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About Our Speaker

Margie Scalley Vaught - Wound Care Coding Expert

With over 30+ years’ experience in the Healthcare arena, in positions from nurse’s aide to ward clerk and medical transcriptionist to office manager, Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, understands how offices are structured.  Margie spent twenty years in the field of Orthopedics.  She obtained Certified Professional Coder (CPC) designation in 1995 from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), where she served...   More Info
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