2013 Upper Extremity Coding Challenges

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Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
60 minutes
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A Comprehensive Review Of 2013 Upper Extremity CPT Codes

During this 60 minute audio conference our expert speaker, Margie Scalley Vaught will walk you through the 2013 changes regarding upper extremity coding such as the 4 new revision of arthroplasty codes. Margie will also discuss the ongoing issues with shoulder arthroscopy procedures and how CCI guidelines are starting to limit the number of codes you will be able to report. And if that was not enough it appears some of the fracture treatment without manipulation might be limited per NCCI guidelines.  You will not want to miss this educative session if you do upper extremity procedures.

Join now and be a part of this enlightening event geared totally to upper extremity coding with official sources from CPT, CMS/CCI and AAOS.

Here's a look at what is covered:

  • 2013 new codes for arthroplasty procedures.
  • Coding for unusual shoulder procedures and related issues.
  • Acromioplasty and issues with 29826
  • 29824 Bundling issues and coding for open procedures.
  • Distal Claviculectomy -Mumford
  • Documentation issues and types of Capsular Repairs
  • Coding for Bankart
  • ICD-9 Codes for RCT – Acute/Old
  • Coding for Rotator Cuff Disease acute vs. chronic
  • Confusion on 24341-24342 codes
  • Total Shoulder Procedures, revision and reversal.
  • Proximal Humerus fracture and Humeral Shaft Issues
  • When modifier 59 is appropriate from both a CPT and CCI stand point
  • Payer/carrier reimbursement policies
  • Most commonly used codes in trauma cases of the upper extremities
  • Help your surgeons understand the importance of documentation.

Who should attend? Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Orthopedic Surgeons

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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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