Orthopedic Coding Updates 2015

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
60 minutes
Product Description

Be Compliant with the New CPT® Code Changes for 2015

During this audio session by expert speaker Margie S Vaught, you will find out the new, revised and deleted CPT® codes relating to the Orthopedic specialty and those working in the Musculoskeletal section of the CPT® manual as well as Nervous and Radiology sections. There are new intra-articular joint injections codes, SI arthrodesis issues, rib fracture treatment codes, and some Category III codes that are already causing concerns, just to name a few. It also appears that CPT® updated their surgical package guidelines regarding pre-op evaluations, as well as other guidelines throughout the surgical section of the CPT® manual that will be highlighted.

Your take away from this audio session would be a better understanding of the intent of the new codes and changed codes for 2015 and you will be able to use them starting Jan 1, 2015 with confidence.

Session Highlights:

  • The new CPT® codes that will apply to the MS area of healthcare.
  • Understand the revisions and deletions of CPT® codes and what took their place and what codes to use starting Jan 1, 2015
  • You will be able to highlight and mark in your Professional Edition of the CPT® 2015 manual the guidelines that have changed and if they will have an impact on your revenue
  • Understand the key documentation requirements for some of the new codes as well as the revised codes and if you will need to find out about different payer policies

You will learn more about:

  • Bundling Issues
  • New Myelography Codes
  • Radiology codes in 2015
  • CMS rationale for new codes
  • New drug screening codes
  • Cat III Codes
  • Fee Schedule issues
  • Medicare and ESI
  • Wound Vac Issues
  • 2015 OIG Work Plan
  • NCCI 2015 Guidelines
  • Documentation Issues

Who should attend?

Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Therapist


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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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