Ins and Outs of Hips & Knees: Understand CPT®, CCI & Documentation Issues for Surgical Procedures

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
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Understanding Coding, Billing and Documentation Issues for Surgical Procedures Related to the Hips and Knees.

Femoraocetabular impingement (FAI) and knee arthroscopy procedures are becoming more and more common – but so are claims denials for these procedures. Why? There are many factors to blame, including murky private payer policies and ICD-10 coding mistakes. Also, CCI and CPT agree on some bundling issues related to knee procedures, but not all, and you need to know what your payers say so you won’t face a mountain of rejected claims.

Learn how in this information-packed audio presentation by orthopedic coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P. Learn the ins and outs of hip and knee coding, with the latest information from official sources and instructions on what to look for in an operative note to support the appropriate CPT and ICD-10 coding, as well as modifiers.

After attending this audio event, you will know how to correctly code hip and knee procedures, so you can prevent claims denials from all your payers. You’ll be able to perfect your claims to private payers with proper ICD-10 coding and knowledge of exactly what they cover. Dig deep into tricky total joint arthroplasties and hip imaging documentation problems. Also, find out the right (and wrong) ways to address bundling for hip and knee procedures.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Leverage documentation to correctly report hip imaging.
  • Gain a better understanding of knee arthroscopy procedures.
  • Nail down the right ICD-10 codes for arthroscopic FAI procedures of the hip and follow payer policies.
  • Solve your problems with total joint arthroplasties – take a deep dive into complicated infected joints and conversion situations.
  • Understand the different coding for posterolateral corner versus medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair or reconstruction.
  • Know what the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) versus CCI state regarding bundling issues and which one you should reference.

Session Agenda

  • Hip arthroscopic issues
  • Arthroscopic FAI
  • Payer Issues regarding FAI
  • ICD-10 for some payers
  • Total hip arthroplasty components
  • What is a ‘Resurfacing’?
  • Soft tissue metallosis – total joint issues
  • When do you use the conversion code?
  • Spacer – what is it?
  • Knee anatomy
  • Degenerative changes
  • Total vs. partial knee arthroplasties
  • Infected total joint ICD-10 coding issues
  • Issues with total joints

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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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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