Perfect Your Coding of Arthroscopic Procedures – Shoulders/Wrists/Hips/Knees/Ankles

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, Oct 10, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Know Current Trends for Arthroscopy Procedures and Defend Denials Affecting Arthroscopy Coding and Reimbursement

With the 2018 updates of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Guidelines, you have a whole host of new problems to deal with regarding arthroscopic coding. Add to that the CPT bundling issues, and keeping up with all these changes and tricky coding situations is becoming more and more challenging.

But fear not – you can gain a solid understanding of the difference between the NCCI and CPT bundling issues, and determine what your payers/carriers are demanding, so you can ensure you’re coding correctly and getting the reimbursement you deserve. Join orthopedic coding expert Margie S. Vaught, for this information-packed audio presentation that will walk you through all these tough arthroscopy coding situations for shoulders, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles!

After attending this audio event, you will walk away with an in-depth understanding of the CCI bundling edits and guidelines, as well as who they apply to. Dig deep into the documentation issues of supporting your arthroscopy coding – medical necessity is an issue that sometimes gets overlooked in an operative note and you need to bring that back into the documentation. Discover strategies and solutions for ensuring that your arthroscopy coding and billing is based on your payer/carrier contracts. Also, learn how you can be proactive in dealing with ever-increasing NCCI bundling edits for arthroscopic procedures.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Report arthroscopic debridement now that CCI bundles it when performed during other arthroscopic procedures
  • Understand what your private payers say about specific issues regarding knee arthroscopy procedure codes 29875 and 29876
  • Overcome femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) issues that are making hip arthroscopy procedures harder to code and get reimbursed for
  • Tackle new bundling problems for ankle arthroscopic procedures
  • Clear up your confusion over arthroscopically assisted versus open versus arthroscopic procedures

Session Agenda

  • Shoulder changes (chapter 4 NCCI guidelines)
  • Concerns about debridements
  • Do you have one of the three magic scope codes?
  • Getting denials of extensive debridements 20923
  • Issues with 29826 – acromioplasty
  • 29824 bundling issues
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Code 29806 vs. 29807
  • Documentation issues
  • Biceps tenotomy vs. tenodesis
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • CPT information on Scopes
  • Hips and knees
  • Arthroscopic FAI
  • Payer issues regarding FAI
  • ICD-10 for some payers
  • Scope ACL and other procedures
  • And more!

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers
  • 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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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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