Current Issues with Orthopedic Coding in ICD-10 Implementation

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Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
60 minutes
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Learn About the Several Changes in Orthopedic Coding and Issues that May Occur as a Result of ICD-10

On October 1st, there will be major changes in coding that we have not seen in almost 40 years, but while when everyone is prepared for these changes – there are changes happening in the guidelines related to CPT® coding and new techniques are also being performed at the same time. This audio conference will highlight some coding changes for both CPT® and ICD-10 to help reduce denials that might occur due to these changes

If you take current coding trends and guidelines and combine them with the implementation of ICD-10, you come up with a lot of changes to coding that will cause us to do our coding differently than before. This conference by expert speaker Lynn Anderanin CPC, CPC-I, COSC, will take a good look at several coding changes that have occurred in the last year as well as some possible coding issues that may occur as a result of ICD-10.

Lynn will review some new procedures currently being performed and share coding tips for these procedures. You will get several tables created by Lynn to help you with the coding of ICD-10 for common orthopedic conditions.

Most people are familiar with the CCI edits, but many are still unaware of the existence of a Policy Manual. In this session, you will learn about the CMS NCCI Policy Manual that became effective on January 1st.

Session Highlights:

  • Review of new procedures currently being performed and coding tips for these procedures.
  • Several coding changes that have occurred in the last year and some possible coding issues that may occur as a result of ICD-10.
  • Making sure you modifiers and ICD-10 codes match.
  • What’s the most recent and up-to-date information on use of unspecified codes for ICD-10?
  • Insights on documentation tools and tips.
  • Addressing some of the ICD-10 specific denial reasons
  • Tables to help you in ICD-10 coding for common orthopedic conditions.

New Procedures & Coding Tips:

  • Laminectomy and Fusion - The most current NCCI edits and possible changes to these edits for combined fusion and laminectomy at the same level of the spine. What ICD-10 codes are applicable?
  • Knee Injections – What’s the scenario concerned with arthrocentesis codes which got effective this year?
  • Knee Arthroscopy - What’s in the NCCI Policy Manual about these popular cases?
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy - Is 29826 causing problems for your practice?
  • Arthroplasty - What is the difference between revisions and removals?
  • Assistants at Surgery - Is there any information on what documentation is necessary?
  • Subchondroplasty - How to code it and how to price it correctly?

Who Should Attend

Surgery schedulers, billers, coders, orthopedics, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical assistants.

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

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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