ICD-10 Coding for Acute Fractures

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Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
60 minutes
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Get a Break Down of Fracture Code Billing Options and Review Actual Fracture Coding Scenarios in ICD-10

In ICD-10, the traumatic fracture codes are found in chapter 19 – Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T98).  Chapter 19 uses the S-section for coding different injuries related to single body regions, and the T-section to cover injuries to unspecified body regions, as well as codes for poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes.

Join orthopedic coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught in this session to get your staff and providers on board with the much needed additional documentation for ICD-10 MS diagnoses code selection. Margie will also provide multiple examples regarding acute fracture code selection as well as cross referencing from current ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Session highlights:

  • Recognize the differences and information that will be needed from providers to help appropriately code that is currently not received.
  • Gain an understanding as it relates to the 7th character—Initial vs. Subsequent encounter.
  • Get insights into the additional documentation that will be needed for correct ICD-10 selection.
  • Know when the Gustillo scale will be used and when it won’t.
  • Learn the ability to take current documentation and find an ICD-10 code.
  • Common ICD-10 issues for Fx care.
  • Discussion on ICD-10 Guidelines and New 2015 Guidelines for Orthopedics.

Who should attend:

Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Therapist


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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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