Master 2019 Shoulder Surgical Procedures: Pick the Right Codes Every Time

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Master the New CCI Guidelines, Bundling Issues—And More

It’s easy to make costly coding mistakes when reporting shoulder surgical procedures. You have to follow a host of complex rules—not to mention the major coding and documentation changes that will kick in from 2019. They can confuse even the most seasoned coder!

Master the changes to shoulder surgical procedure coding and bundling in this information-packed session by coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught. Vaught will explain the ongoing issues with shoulder arthroscopy procedures and how CCI guidelines and edits changed for 2019. She will explain the new techniques and procedures that are being performed in the shoulder area, show you how to code and document correctly for arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction (ASCR), and walk you through examples of documentation and payer/carrier issues of concern. She will also explain when modifier 59 is appropriate from both a CPT® and CCI standpoint, how to support an extensive vs. limited debridement, and when to report a 29826—along with the required documentation.

After attending this session, you will be confident in your ability to code and document the new and revised shoulder surgical procedures for 2019. You will understand payer policies and documentation requirements, as well as the guidelines and intent of the CPT® codes. Plus, you’ll be able to quickly pull relevant information from physicians’ reports to pick the right code and get maximum reimbursement for your practice!

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • Changes to shoulder procedure coding and bundling issues
  • Ongoing issues with shoulder arthroscopy procedures
  • How CCI guidelines and edits have changed for 2019
  • New techniques and procedures performed in the shoulder area, such as arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction (ASCR)
  • When to report arthroscopic vs. open shoulder surgical CPT® codes, and if you can bill and report both
  • Correct reporting of labral arthroscopic procedures
  • Payer policies and documentation requirements
  • When modifier 59 is appropriate from both a CPT® and CCI standpoint
  • How to support extensive vs. limited debridement
  • When to report 29826, and the required documentation
  • Importance of documentation for surgeons
  • Official sources to support correct coding

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for:

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Practice manager
  • ASC
  • Hospital outpatient coders

Following the live presentation, the instructor will conduct a Q&A period during which you may ask questions and solicit solutions for your unique situation.

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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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