Master 2019 Ankle, Foot, & Toe Procedures: Pick the Right Codes Every Time

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Kick Denials into Oblivion—Learn the Nuances of Ankle, Foot, and Toe Procedures for 2019

Coding and billing for ankle, foot, and toe procedures can confuse even the most seasoned coder. The number of toes itself raises the probability of making a mistake, and then there are other complexities—such as when to use bunion vs. osteotomy codes, tendon and ligament issues, and so on.

Join coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught in this audio conference to learn the nuances of ankle, foot, and toe procedures for 2019. Vaught will walk you through the basic anatomy of the foot and how it relates to the different surgical procedures in the ankle/foot/toe areas. She will break down the different bunionectomy codes and hammertoe procedures, and explain what's considered inclusive. She will also discuss Haglund's deformity and Achilles’ tendon repairs, peroneal tendons, and how to code them correctly.

After attending this session, you will clearly understand the difference between bunionectomy and osteotomy coding. You will know when to override the MUEs assigned to a given CPT code. Plus, you will have a better understanding of osteophytes, exostosis, bone spurs vs. diseased bone—and the correct coding for all.

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • Different procedures performed on the same toe and when they are separately reportable
  • Correct reporting of MTP joint debridement with implant placed
  • Payer policies and documentation requirements along with ICD-10 issues
  • Difference between bunionectomy vs. osteotomy coding
  • When to override the MUEs assigned to a given CPT code
  • Osteophytes, exostosis, bone spurs vs. diseased bone and their correct coding

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for coders, billers, office managers, practice managers, ASCs, and hospital outpatient coders.

Following the live presentation, the instructor will conduct a Q&A period during which you may ask questions and solicit solutions for your unique situation.

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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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