Ankle-Foot-Toe Procedures - Coding them correctly can be Complex!

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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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Understanding the Anatomy Makes Your Ankle-Foot-Toe Coding Trouble-Free. Here’s How

Reporting services for ankle-foot-toe procedures, particularly surgery on the toes, could be tricky and challenging. Moreover, the payer rules related to modifiers make the claims submission process more complicated and increase the complexities faced by the appeals team.

Don’t worry! During this 60 minute webinar, our expert Margie S Vaught will take you through the basic anatomy and how it relates to the different surgical procedures in the ankle/foot/toe areas. We will break down the different bunionectomy codes, hammertoe procedures and what is considered inclusive as well as discussion regarding Haglunds and Achilles’ tendon repairs. And let’s not forget about those peroneal tendons and how to code them correctly.

You will not want to miss this 60 minute presentation geared totally to the ankle/foot/toe problems and how to code them correctly. Official sources such as CCI, CPT and AAOS will be provided to help with understanding.

Highlights of the session:

  • Documentation is going to be essential for the correct CPT selection.
  • Discover how to efficiently handle resolved issues of tendon repairs, corrective surgical procedures on the foot/toes.
  • Learn how to get providers now to start documenting to support the error free coding.
  • Take away some great examples of some of the procedures in the ankle/foot/toe anatomic location.
  • Our expert will break down the CCI edits and tell you how they apply
  • Understand the anatomy of foot, ankle and toe
  • Coding tips for common foot problems and surgeries
  • How to Code for Osteotomy, Cheilectomy, Weil’s arthroplasty and more
  • Correct coding for Tendon repairs, Bunions, Toe Deformities
  • Some CPT codes for Arthrodesis

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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