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!
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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.
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...
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