Understanding 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule For Orthopedics

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, Jan 15, 2013
60 minutes
Product Description

Wondering How Will The Medicare Physician’s Fee Schedule Affect Your 2013 Musculoskeletal Patients?

Sign up for this 60 minute audio conference where our expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught will walk you through the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee schedule final ruling as it relates to your musculoskeletal patients. Issues that will be covered are,  the add Medicare G codes for DME services as well as Physical therapy services, and also PT modifiers. Issues relating to multiple procedure payment reduction issues will also be discussed. You'll get the tips for documentation and usage. In addition to these, the RVU values will be discussed and the changes due to under-valued vs. over-valued codes.

This power packed training session is geared to totally cut through the over thousand pages of the Medicare PFS. Also,  you’ll understand what pages you need to pay special attention to  and get  to your providers so they can submit comments and concerns to CMS if they have them.

Take a look at what's covered:

  • Being prepared for 2013 issues as they related to RVUs.
  • How the MPPR issues will affect your technical and professional components.
  • What the new rules will be for the non-payment G codes as they relate to supporting medical necessity for physical therapy.
  • How and when to use the new physical therapy modifiers as indicated by CMS.
  • Learning how to cut through the information in the physician fee schedule to make it work for your facility/office.
  • Coding 22586.
  • Learn about revisions in elbow code, changes in shoulder codes, 2013 wound care codes and more

Who should attend? Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Orthopedic Surgeons


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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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