Ankle and Feet Coding - Putting the Right Foot Forward

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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
Product Description

Podiatry coders need to pay special attention when coding for different surgical procedures in the ankle/foot/toe segments

Join this informative session with expert speaker Margie S. Vaught to go through basic anatomy and how it relates to coding for these tricky areas. Margie will break down the different bunionectomy codes and discuss code deletions and additions for 2017. She will also discuss hammertoe procedures and explain what is considered inclusive, as well as provide insight into Haglunds and Achilles tendon repairs. Additionally, you’ll learn how to code peroneal tendons correctly.

This 60-minute presentation, geared totally to ankle, foot and toe procedures also includes official sources such as CCI, CPT® and AAOS, which will be provided to enhance your understanding.

Session Highlights:

  • Why documentation is key for the correct CPT® selection
  • How to handle issues of tendon repairs and corrective surgical procedures on the foot and toes
  • How to get providers to start documenting to support the correct coding
  • Examples of some of the procedures in the ankle, foot and toe anatomic locations
  • Get a breakdown of the CCI edits and how they are applied

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Practice managers
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Podiatrist

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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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