Applying the Relative Value File to Orthopedic Procedures

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Live Audio Conference
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Customize the Relative Value File to Fit the Needs of Your Orthopedic Practice

The relative value file is a crucial tool for practices because it offers a wealth of information about how a procedure or service will be paid. But is your practice using the RVF – which is free – for all it’s worth? While Many practices use software or manuals to identify coding guidelines, the relative value file can help in coding for the listing of procedures by RVU.

Because the RVF defines reimbursement rules for processing claims with some of the most common modifiers in orthopedics and describes when those modifiers are applicable, as well as the effect modifiers can have on related procedures within a defined global period, it can help your practice make the best decisions about coding and reimbursement.

Join this session, by expert speaker Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, to understand how to apply the relative value file in coding orthopedic procedures and services. You’ll also learn an easy way of customizing the file to be able to only see what is needed in your situation. Lynn will focus on how to use the RVF when coding orthopedic procedures and how to find the information available in the file to assist in assigning modifiers. The session will look at how easy it is to modify the RVF and customize it for your orthopedic practice.

Session Highlights

  • Explanation of the included elements of the Relative Value File
  • Utilization of the RVU’s for pre-, intra- and post-operative services and the reimbursement expectations
  • Identifying the procedures that are payable for assistants at surgery as well as co-surgeons
  • Information on the amount of reimbursement that should be expected when modifiers 54, 55 and 56 are used
  • Understanding the global period and applying the 0, 10 and 90 global rules for claims
  • Customization of the Relative Value File to fit the needs of the orthopedic practice in a few simple steps
  • Discussion on relative value units and how these units are assigned to procedures to determine reimbursement
  • Understanding diagnostic testing supervision requirements to know the providers role and requirements
  • Determining if codes are currently recognized and payable by Medicare
  • Customization of the relative value file to create a valuable tool for your coding team

Who Should Attend

  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Physician Assistant
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Managers

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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About Our Speaker

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a revenue cycle management service. She has 30 years experience in all areas of the physician practice specializing in Orthopedics. With the AAPC, Lynn is a national conference, workshop, and audio conference presenter and a former member of the National Advisory Board.

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