Imaging in the Orthopedic Setting: Are You Supporting The Documentation Required By CPT and CMS/OIG?

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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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Learn Documentation Guidelines for Imaging Procedures Performed in the Orthopedic Office

When it comes to supporting and reporting imaging performed in orthopedic practices, you may not be aware of the official requirements both from a CPT stand point as well as an OIG/CMS stand point. There have been numerous changes recently to CPT codes and billing rules, many of these to imaging procedures including plain X-rays, fluoroscopy and ultrasound. CPT started making offices aware of documentation issues back in 2007, but if you haven’t stayed updated with it all you may be not supporting the coding you are submitting.

Join this session by expert speaker Margie S Vaught where you will learn the ins and outs of documenting the many different types of imaging that are performed daily in the orthopedic office. You will be provided with guidance from CPT and OIG/CMS as well as AAOS and ACR. Once you have all the information on the coding requirements, you will be able to code with confidence. You will also be able to get the documentation guidelines to the providers so that they have a better understanding of what is required when billing a global imaging CPT code.

Session Highlights

  • Find out what you need to support medical necessity for ultrasound guidance – especially for injection procedures
  • Learn the documentation requirements for extensive and limited ultrasound extremity studies
  • Learn when it is appropriate to use these codes 76881 and 76882
  • Understand if you are using the fluoro guidance codes (77002 and 77003) appropriately,  now that they are add-on codes
  • Learn about the CCI coding guidelines and bundling of some extremity and spinal imaging that took effect this year
  • Know what views to count and which are considered inclusive in the hip imaging codes
  • Understand when it is appropriate to report stress views and when it is not

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Physicians
  • Staff
  • Administrators

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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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