Put Your Best Foot Forward to Master Feet/Ankle Coding

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Wed, May 09, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Tackle Tricky Ortho Coding

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.

Session Highlights

This session will discuss:

  • The documentation clues that will lead you to correct CPT® selection
  • How you can get providers to start documenting to support proper coding (get them on your side)
  • How to handle resolved issues of tendon repairs and corrective surgical procedures on the foot/toes
  • Examples of procedures in the ankle/foot/toe anatomic location
  • The CCI edits and how they apply to your everyday coding

Session Agenda

This session will cover:

  • Ankles-feet-toes: Anatomy
  • Common ankle procedures
    • Bimalleolar equivalent
    • Trimalleolar
    • Syndesmosis disruption
  • Incision and excision
    • Fasciectomies
    • CPT® code 28060
    • Synovectomy 28072
    • Morton’s neuroma
    • Haglund’s deformity
    • Billing Achilles’ tendon repair
    • Excision of bone codes
    • Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, sequestrectomy, or diaphysectomy) bone – Codes
    • Weil’s osteotomy
  • Tendon repairs
    • Primary vs. secondary repairs
    • Peroneal Tendons
    • Dislocating/subluxing peroneals
  • Bunionectomy coding
  • Toe deformities
    • Taylor’s bunion
    • Hammertoes, claw toes, mallet toes
    • Capsulotomy
  • Arthrodesis

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers
  • Practice Managers
  • Orthopedic Surgeons

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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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