Orthopedics ICD-10 Coding: How's It Working For You?

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
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn the Correct Way to Report 7th Character & Ensure Accurate ICD-10 Ortho Coding in 2016

We are into 2016 and now is the perfect time to check if you are using ICD-10 codes appropriately, especially when it comes to those 7th characters. The AHA ICD-10 Coding Clinic has been releasing more information on the correct way to report the 7th characters as they relate to active, subsequent treatment, malunion/nonunion/delayed healing and late effects.

In this session, expert speaker Margie Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, will go over these situations with examples to help support correct reporting and accurate ICD-10 coding. You will receive the information from the official source of the ICD-10 coding guidelines, as well as the Coding Clinic. This will help you develop tools and tips for your providers and coders in selecting the correct ICD-10 codes.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand the difference between active vs. subsequent treatment and how it does not relate to being a new physician or not.
  • Visualize the process of how the 7th character changes during the patient’s course of treatment.
  • Guidance on correct ICD-10 coding for acute rotator cuff tear – You may be surprised that you are using the wrong one!
  • Gain a better understanding regarding the 7th character S and in what setting would it be used.
  • See how a patient’s given situation will dictate what ICD-10 code and 7th character would apply for those injuries/fractures/trauma situations.
  • Payer policies and ICD-10 issues.

Margie will also discuss:

  • ICD-10 Issues for assigned 7th character related to fracture type
  • ICD-10 guidelines for initial vs. subsequent encounters for Fractures
  • Examples from 1st Quarter 2015 ICD-10 Coding Clinic
  • Examples regarding reporting for follow-ups
  • Correctly coding when the patient sees a new Orthopedist
  • Examples of non-union issues
  • Nonunion-malunion-delayed healing
  • Determining 7th character not based on previous encounters
  • T code selection
  • Complications due to medical devices
  • Complications T80-T88
  • ICD-10 coding for Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99)
  • Infected Total joint ICD-10 coding issues
  • ICD-10 diagnosis issues – Kyphoplasties
  • Local Coverage Determination (LCD): Vertebroplasty and Vertebral Augmentation (Percutaneous) (L34048)
  • ICD-10s added Osteochondral Issues
  • Local Coverage Determination (LCD): Pain Management (L33622)
  • Local Coverage Determination (LCD): Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) (L34807)

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers
  • Practice Manager
  • Spine 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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