Shoulder Surgical Procedure Coding and Documentation Changes

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
Wed, Jun 20, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Get Up to Date on New CCI Guidelines, Bundling Issues—and More

Coding for shoulder surgical procedures is complex. Do the guidelines on bundling or modifier usage trip you up? This year’s changes, added to the already hefty number of CPT® shoulder codes, can confuse even the most seasoned coder. Don’t stay stuck – upgrade your coding knowledge in this informative session!

Learn from orthopedics expert Margie Vaught how to best code based on payer policies, with official information from CPT®, CMS/CCI, and AAOS. Vaught will instruct you on how to handle specific procedures—such as limited vs. extended debridement—including the required documentation for each. She’ll cover everything from the simplest to the most complex procedures, leaving no code uncovered.

Vaught will also discuss the ongoing issues with shoulder arthroscopy procedures and how CCI guidelines and edits changed for 2018. She will explore new techniques and procedures that are being performed in the shoulder area and will discuss correct coding and documentation such as arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction (ASCR). This session will also go over examples of documentation and payer/carrier issues of concerns.

That’s precisely why, after attending this audio event, you will be better able to code shoulder procedures with confidence. You’ll have refreshed your anatomy and coding know-how so that you can quickly pull relevant information from physicians’ reports to pick the right code and get maximum reimbursement for your practice—every time.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • Key tips to help you code shoulder procedures with confidence
  • Why now is the time to find out what your payer/carrier reimbursement policies  are
  • What is needed to support an extensive vs. limited debridement
  • When you can report 29826, and the required documentation
  • How to help your surgeons understand the importance of documentation
  • Conditions that allow modifier 59 to be used, from both a CPT® and CCI standpoint

Session Agenda

  • NCCI guidelines
  • Purpose and intent NCCI
  • Scope procedure issues
  • Issues with 29826 – Acromioplasty
  • Payers Denials
  • Coding for rotator cuff disease
  • Crimson Duvet issues
  • Documentation issues
  • Shoulder revision codes

Who Should Attend

  • Coding professionals
  • Billing specialists
  • Office managers/administrators
  • Practice managers
  • Orthopedic surgeons

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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