2018 Medicare Guidelines on Coding and Reimbursement for Casting, Strapping & Splinting

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Conference Date
Tue, Apr 24, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Put a Wrap on Coding for Casting, Strapping & Splinting

When it comes to coding for casting, strapping, and splinting, you’re likely leaving money on the table. CPT has specific guidelines for when these services are considered “included,” and CMS has certain instructions on reporting casting when you’re treating multiple fractures. You may also miss out on deserved reimbursement if you’re not properly billing for the supplies that are payable when you perform casting, strapping, and splinting services. Additionally, you may not even know about other services in this CPT section that you could report for added revenue.

Join expert speaker Lynn Anderanin as she instructs you on how to correctly code for casting, strapping, and splinting—and get all the reimbursement you deserve. Learn when you can report these services and everything that’s involved in sending clean claims for quick payments. And find out what supplies you can report to get reimbursed for costs your practice incurs—including Medicare’s guidelines on this.

After attending this audio event, you will understand all the circumstances in which you can use the casting, strapping, and splinting codes. You will know what supplies are payable when these services are performed. You’ll walk away with the tools you need to properly document these services so your practice can get proper payment for the professional component.

Session Highlights

This session will discuss:

  • The CPT® guidelines specific to casting, strapping, and splinting, as well as what really qualifies as strapping
  • How to code for compression dressings and Unna boots
  • What modifiers you must use on claims for casting, strapping, and splinting
  • How to choose the HCPCS code to bill for supplies used and not miss out on revenue
  • When to report closed treatment versus when to report casting
  • Everything you need to know about the Medicare guidelines for these services
  • Where you can find Medicare reimbursement for these services

Session Agenda

This session will cover:

  • CPT® codes for casting, strapping, and splinting
  • CPT® guidelines
  • G. fractures, dislocations, and casting/splinting/strapping
  • CMS NCCI Policy Manual Chapter 4
  • Closed treatment vs. visits
  • Modifiers
  • United Healthcare (UHC) policy

Who Should Attend

  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Office managers
  • Cast technicians
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Office staff
  • Podiatrists

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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