As the volume of hip and knee surgeries increases, so does the need for accurate coding for these services: getting coding wrong can mean your practice’s bottom line takes a huge payment hit. For instance, more Femoro Acetabular Impingement (FAI) procedures are being done, but unless you’re clear on your private payers’ FAI coverage and diagnoses needed to support medical necessity, you’ll risk denials and reimbursement shortfalls. Your knee arthroscopy procedure coding can also be a problem area, given that CCI/ CPT® don’t agree on some bundling for knee procedures.
Why struggle with coding complexities and payment problems when expert help is available? Join expert speaker Margie Vaught in this session and learn the ins and outs of hip and knee coding. She’ll explain how to report total hip/knee arthroplasty revising and will update you on the latest information from official sources. She will also give tips on what to look for in a given operative note to support the appropriate CPT® and ICD-10 codes as well as modifiers.
Who should attend?
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...
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