Hand/Wrist/Finger Surgical Procedures & 2018 Coding Changes

Expert Coding & Documentation for Hand/Wrist Surgical Procedures

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Mon, Jul 09, 2018
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Make Hand/Wrist Surgery Coding Easier


Confusing. Complicated. Frustrating. These are just a few of the words that coders tend to use to describe coding for hand/wrist/fingers surgical procedures. From basal joint arthroplasties to arthrodesis of the wrist, and finger surgical procedures, with all those tendons (are they flexors or extensors and are you in zone II or not?), you may feel like pulling your hair out!

But coding wrist/hand/fingers surgical procedures doesn’t have to be so perplexing and exasperating. Join expert speaker Margie S. Vaught as she gives you all the tips and information you need to take the pain out of coding these procedures. Get the latest information from official sources, along with instruction on what to look for in a given operative note to support the appropriate CPT and ICD-10 coding, as well as modifiers.

After attending this audio event, you will know exactly how to correctly code a wide array of surgical procedures involving the hands, wrists, and fingers. You will get expert tricks and tips for making your coding simpler and a lot less daunting!

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • Take a deep-dive into documentation – and why it’s going to be crucial to coding these anatomic location procedures.
  • Learn how to bill and report for basal arthroplasties with FCR sling suspension grafting.
  • Find out about wrist arthroscopies – what is considered inclusive and what is not?
  • Take a closer look at the not-so-user-friendly wrist arthrodesis codes and 25800 versus 25820.
  • Know what AAOS versus CCI state regarding bundling issues (and which one you should reference).

Session Agenda

  • Anatomy of hand/wrist
  • De Quervains vs. intersection syndrome
  • CPT® code 26591
  • Forearm/wrist Fx and/or dislocation
  • Forearm fractures
  • Excision of brachioradialis
  • ORIF distal radius and ORIF ulnar styloid
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • CPT® information on scopes
  • Arthroscopic wafer procedure
  • CCI issues on scopes – Chapter four
  • CPT® code 25446
  • Wrist procedures
  • CPT® code 25800
  • Four-corner fusion w/scaphoid excision
  • Carpal tunnel coding
  • CTR and tenosynovectomy
  • Fasciotomies
  • Fasciectomies
  • Swan-neck deformities
  • Central slip – Boutonniére deformity
  • Gamekeeper’s thumb
  • Mallet vs. fracture treatment
  • Basal joint arthroplasty codes
  • Coding for basal joint problems
  • Arthroplasty IP joints
  • Arthrodesis – Fusions
  • Secondary flexor tendon repair and reconstruction
  • Two-staged flexor tendon reconstruction

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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