2017 Coding Changes for Orthopedic

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Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
60 minutes
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Learn about the MPFS, NCCI, CPT, OIG Updates 2017 for Orthopedic Offices

2017 is already here and it’s time to assess and implement the 2017 CPT® coding changes for your orthopedic office. With new bunionectomy codes, new physical therapy evaluation codes and changes in the value of so many of the Orthopedic CPT® codes, you shouldn’t miss this informative session.

Join expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, in this informative session to go over all the changes that will affect Orthopedic Offices in 2017. Not only will she provide insights on the CPT® changes, she will also cover the Medicare physician fee schedule and their reporting issues regarding postoperative visit and injection codes when EM are involved.

In addition, Margie will review the changes in the NCCI chapter guideline. Subsection guidelines will be highlighted along with all the comments that CPT® has regarding the appropriate way to use the new and revised CPT® codes for 2017.  The handouts supplied will help you to get all of the key people in your office up to speed. Links and page numbers from the Medicare physician fee schedule will also be provided for easy access and reading.

Session Highlights:

  • Effects of new/revised/deleted CPT® codes for the Orthopedic office in 2017.
  • How to properly document imaging interpretation and order requirements per CPT® and CMS
  • NCCI changes for 2017 as they apply to Ortho with a review of existing bundling issues
  • Medicare physician fee schedule issues in 2017 for Orthopedic offices
  • Understand the OIG work plan and how it can be applied to get your facility compliant

Session Agenda:

  • 2017 CPT® coding updates
    • Musculoskeletal issues
    • Kyphoplasties and Vertebroplasties
    • New Cage codes
  • OIG issues with Coflex
  • Pelvic Fracture codes
  • Bunionectomy changes
  • Spinal guidelines updated
  • Endoscopic decompression
  • ESI Injections 2016
  • Physical Therapy
  • New Athletic Training codes
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Health risk assessment codes
  • Maggot therapy (Larval therapy)
  • Telemedicine Modifier 95
  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2017
  • NCCI Guidelines – 2017
  • OIG Work Plan 2017

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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