E/M Coding for Orthopedics: 1995 vs 1997 Documentation Guidelines

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Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
60 Minutes
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1995 vs 1997 E/M Guidelines: Learn Which One Works Better for Your Orthopedic Practice

Evaluation and Management services are always a topic of concern due to the insurance carriers scrutinizing of these services and guidelines that are required to be met when documenting these services. There are two sets of guidelines, the 1995 and the 1997, and it is important to understand that which are better to use, and what to look for in the documentation specific to any specialty.

This medical billing and coding training conference will address documentation requirements, and tips for better documentation to fulfill the requirements of an orthopedic chart note.

The comparisons and differences between the 1995 and 1997 guidelines will be reviewed to assist attendees in determining which guidelines will work better in their environment.  We will also look at the specific elements of both sets of guidelines.

Here are a few topics covered in the session:

  • Medical necessity elements of the orthopedic chart note
  • The levels of service usually reported for common orthopedic visits.
  • Review of the 3 elements of a visit.  History, examination, and medical decision making.
  • Specific examples of notes for the different elements of a visit.
  • Coding for counseling and co-ordination of care.
  • How to report other procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons with visits

Who should attend? Physicians, Physician assistants, coders, auditors, administrators, billers, compliance staff

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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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