Current Trends in Knee Arthroscopy Coding & Reimbursements

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Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
60 minutes
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Don’t Let Changes in Coding Guidelines For Knee Arthroscopy Affect Your Reimbursements Negatively

For those of us who have been coding orthopedics for many years, we cannot report the same CPT® codes, or combination of codes that we used to. Many new guidelines have been published in the last 2-3 years that change the coding. These changes in coding cause reimbursements to be lower, so understanding what the guidelines are can ensure that the physician is receiving the most reimbursement possible. Also, recently published in the 2015 CMS Final Rule, there is a plan to phase-out the global surgery period. Expert speaker Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, COSC will discuss the effect that this will have on the current reimbursements for these procedures in this 60-minute session.

Knee arthroscopy has been one of the most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries for many years, and the CPT® codes have had only a few changes recently, but the coding guidelines for these procedures have had some changes that affect the reimbursement negatively. If you are not reporting these procedures appropriately, this could affect the overall bottom line for your physicians.

In this webinar, Lynn will also look at recent changes to the coding guidelines for knee arthroscopy from CMS as well as other insurance carriers. In addition, she will review proper coding for some procedures related to knee arthroscopy that currently do not have CPT® codes. 

Topics covered in the session:

  • RVU values for common knee arthroscopy procedures
  • 2015 CMS National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual guidelines for knee arthroscopy
  • CPT® coding for unique knee arthroscopy procedures like trephination
  • Insurance carrier policies for knee arthroscopy
  • CMS Final Rule changes to eliminate the global surgery period
  • Discussion on common arthroscopic findings
  • Insights on Modifier 59—proper use of modifiers to designate separate procedures performed in knee arthroscopy

Who should attend

Orthopedic Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Coders, Billers, Administrators, Surgery Schedulers, Managers

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About Our Speaker

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...   More Info
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