Hip and Knee Surgical Coding and New X-Ray Issues

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Tue, May 17, 2016
60 minutes
Product Description

Get Latest Insights on Hip and Knee Coding, X-ray Issues and Private Payer Policies


Big changes are taking place this year in regards to hip imaging codes. FAI procedures are being done more but do you know your private payer policies as it relates to coverage and ICD-10? Knee arthroscopy procedures have also been causing concerns and denials.

This session by expert speaker Margie S. Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, will break down the hip imaging codes for correct reporting and take you through the ins and outs of hip and knee coding.

This 60-minute presentation is geared totally to hip and knee procedures with the latest information from official sources. You will also get information as to what to look for in a given operative note to support the appropriate CPT® and ICD coding as well as modifiers.

Session Highlights:

  • Insights on Hip Arthroscopic issues
  • FAI: Payer issues regarding FAI
  • Why measurements are extremely important to payers
  • Documentation: the key to correct reporting of hip imaging
  • Gain a better understanding of knee arthroscopy procedures
  • Are you getting the right ICD-10 codes for arthroscopic FAI procedures of the hip and following payer policies?
  • Discussion on CPT® Code 29875 CCI Issues
  • Insights on New Lower Extremity X-Ray codes
  • Don’t forget medical necessity
  • Understand the complicated infected total joints as well as conversion situations
  • AAOS vs. CCI bundling issues and which one to refer to?
  • A look at AETNA New Policy
  • AAOS and CPT®
  • Documentation Examples

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers
  • Practice Manager
  • 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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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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