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.
Here is a taste of what you will uncover:
Who Should Attend
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
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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