Due to changes in reimbursement and increased scrutiny by third-party payers, documentation has become even more of a strategic imperative than ever before. When it comes to E/M coding, the saying “if it hasn’t been documented, it didn’t happen”, couldn’t be more true. Documentation is critical especially in determining an E/M level of service. OIG and RAC auditors are now looking ever so closely to see what documentation is being made and if there is ‘cloning’ going on.
Join expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught in this session to discuss what is specifically needed to support a given level in the orthopedic specialty. She will shed light on specific orthopedic examples, and what is seen on a daily basis in the orthopedic office. Learn from examples regarding what a 99214, 99213 or 99203 would look like.
Additionally, Margie will provide insights on the EM Bell Curve information from Medicare data for the orthopedic, hand and podiatry specialties—it will help you to see where your providers/group fall.
Who should attend
Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Orthopedic Surgeons
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...
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