2019 ICD-10 Updates for Orthopedics

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

How the New ICD-10 Coding Updates Releasing in October Can Affect Your Practice

Starting on Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019, you’ll face a rollout of new ICD-10 codes, with quite a few that will affect your coding for the orthopedics specialty. Will you be prepared? Find out what changes in the guidelines will apply to orthopedic offices, as well as revisions to the actual codes.

Join orthopedic coding expert Margie S. Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P as she instructs you on the information from the official source of the ICD-10 coding guidelines, as well as the Coding Clinics. Learn to develop tools and tips for your providers and coders in selecting the correct ICD-10 codes in the orthopedic specialty.

After attending this audio event, you will have an in-depth understanding of fracture ICD-10 coding regarding stress pathological fractures and pending fractures. Learn the exact ICD-10 coding conventions for a variety of diagnoses that you see in ortho offices, including a wide array of injuries and fractures. Also, you’ll learn techniques and proven tips for avoiding giving up and coding “unspecified.”

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • Learn vital information and guidance on the changes to the ICD-10 codes and which ones orthopedic offices need to be aware of.
  • Gain a better understanding of choosing the most specific code available.
  • Find out how you can avoid “unspecified” if at all possible.
  • Discover how to determine how a patient’s given situation will dictate what ICD-10 code and 7th character would apply for specific injuries, fractures, and trauma situations.
  • Take a deep dive into fracture coding and overcome your most puzzling coding challenges.

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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