Tackle Complex Coding of Podiatry Procedures

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Conference Date
Thu, Jun 07, 2018
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Keeping Up-to-Date with the Latest Podiatry Procedures Coding and Minimize Claim Denials


When it comes to coding foot and ankle-related services performed by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon, the term “complex” may seem like an understatement. You are dealing with intricate and often confusing CPT coding and Medicare guidelines, not to mention interpreting what other insurance carriers consider medically necessary versus experimental or investigational.

Join coding expert Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC as she walks you through podiatry coding, including CPT and ICD-10 coding as well as the correct use of modifiers. Learn how to create clean claims, so you can reduce denials that you have to adjudicate later on. When claims are correct the first time, you won’t face payment denials and you’ll save additional time that you would otherwise have to spend to obtain reimbursement.

After attending this audio event, you will be able to help your providers understand how it’s important to code podiatry and foot/ankle procedures with the correct modifiers, such as the Q modifiers. You’ll walk away with expert tips on reading the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) by your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to understand payable diagnoses. You’ll also learn when the patient is responsible for payment and the insurance requirements involved.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Properly bill for routine foot care and know when it’s payable versus when the patient is responsible for payment.
  • Identify when you must use the Q7-Q9 modifiers for patients with medical conditions that meet medical necessity requirements.
  • Code for debridement of ulcers and other open wounds on the feet.
  • Code complex ankle procedures including fusions and arthroplasty.
  • Know when nail condition-related treatments are payable.
  • Understand what is different in reporting services to Medicare versus commercial payers for custom orthotics
  • Spot common reasons for denials and utilize LCDs to have clean claims the first time.
  • Deliver important education to providers that will help you succeed in coding foot/ankle services.

Session Agenda

  • Routine foot care
  • CMS covered diagnoses
  • Class findings modifiers
  • Q modifiers
  • Food and ankle terminology
  • Toe modifiers
  • Controversial ankle arthroplasty
  • Bunion repairs
  • Flat foot
  • New orthotic technology
  • Additional insert considerations

Who Should Attend

  • Podiatrists
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Non-Physician Providers

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 Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...   More Info
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