Coding orthopedic surgeries involving the ankles, feet, and toes isn’t always easy. Not only do you need a solid understanding of the basic anatomy, but you must also handle a whole host of complicated coding rules. And what’s more, you have to rely on documentation from clinicians that may not always be complete or descriptive enough to help you select the correct Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code.
Join expert speaker Margie S. Vaught as she walks you through the relevant ankle, foot, and toe anatomy. She’ll break down the various bunionectomy codes and hammertoe procedures, as well as what is considered “inclusive.” Gain a better understanding of Haglunds and Achilles’ tendon repairs, and how to code peroneal tendons correctly.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to properly code all the common ankle/foot/toe surgical procedures. And you’ll have a clear understanding of what the official sources—including CPT, National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)—have to say about coding and documentation.
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Who Should Attend
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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