2018 ICD-10 Updates for Orthopedics

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Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
60 minutes
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How the New ICD-10 Coding Updates Releasing in October Can Affect Your Practice

Starting October 1, 2017, the new ICD-10 codes will be out, and there are quite a few that may affect your coding practice. There are changes to the non-pressure ulcers, spinal stenosis, phalangeal fractures of thumbs and great toes, as well as codes for recommending exercising.

Join this audio conference with expert speaker Margie S. Vaught, to go over the new guideline updates that may be released going forward. By attending this session, you will receive the information from the official source of the ICD-10 coding guidelines as well as the Coding Clinics. This will help you develop tools and tips for your providers and coders in selecting the correct ICD-10 codes. You can also take this opportunity to bring your questions or concerns regarding ICD-10 coding for orthopedic issues for the live Q&A portion.

Session Highlights

  • Receive information and guidance regarding the 400+ changes in the ICD-10 codes and which ones orthopedic offices will need to be aware of:
    • Over 158 code additions
    • About 50 code deletions
    • Up to 5 code conversions
    • Close to 194 code revisions
  • Learn how to code if the provider doesn’t say acute or chronic based on the ICD-10 coding clinics recommendations
  • Gain a better understanding of the need for the most specific code available and avoid ‘unspecified’ if at all possible
  • See how a patient’s given situation will dictate what ICD-10 code and 7th character would apply for those injuries/fractures/trauma situations

Session Agenda

The session will review how many codes will get deleted with the new update. It will also cover discussion on the new codes for 2017-18, covering:

  • F50.82: Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
  • G12.23: Primary lateral sclerosis
  • G12.24: Familial motor neuron disease
  • G12.25: Progressive spinal muscle atrophy
  • Alcohol or substance abuse code changes
  • Non-pressure chronic ulcers with muscle/bone involvement code changes for thigh, calf, ankles, heel and mid-foot, lower leg, and more
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Documentation
  • Revised codes
  • Some fun deletions with no replacements
  • New guidelines for 2017-2018
  • New section guidelines for non-pressure chronic ulcers
  • Pathological fractures
  • Reminder coding from path reports

Who should attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers
  • Practice Managers
  • 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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