Coding for Procedures Performed by the Podiatrist

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Conference Date
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Keeping up-to-date with the latest Podiatry Procedures Coding


Podiatrist have a very specialized practice performing procedures only involving the foot and ankle. There are also strict guidelines for the medical necessity of certain procedures related to the foot. However, there is little out there for information on how to code and report services for podiatry. With such a narrow window of what they can and cannot do, podiatrists and their staff have to know and understand when insurance reimbursement may be a problem based on the patient’s diagnosis and/or condition.

This audio session by Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, will review the procedures relative to a podiatrist and what the documentation should be to substantiate these procedures. It will review the services the podiatrist routinely performs, and if they can expect reimbursement from the insurance company.

This session will also provide clear guidance on when procedures will be considered medically necessary and when the patient will be responsible if the medical necessity is not met. Additionally, you will also receive information on ABN forms and other tools that can be used when the patient might be responsible for services.

Session Highlights

  • Medical necessity for services performed on toe nails and when they are considered for payment by insurance carriers.
  • Wound care and what is to be expected in coding and reimbursement to treat ulcers of the foot.
  • What is considered routine foot care and when is the patient responsible for the services.
  • Surgical procedures performed in the outpatient setting and what conditions are treated in these cases.
  • Treating flat foot and the difference between payment and denial based on the diagnosis.

Session Snapshots:

  • Medicare podiatry services
  • LCD for 11055
  • Routine foot care not covered by Medicare
  • CMS covered diagnoses
  • Additional covered diagnoses
  • Nail care
    • Debridement
    • Avulsion
    • Excision of nail
    • And more!
  • Class findings modifiers
  • Dermagraft coding
  • Foot and ankle terminology
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Plantar fasciitis visit and injections
  • Morton’s Neuroma & excision of Neuroma
  • Coding toe contractures
  • Bunion repairs
  • Flat foot and flat foot corrections
  • Toe modifiers

Who should attend?

  • Collections
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Managers
  • Administrators
  • Podiatrist

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a revenue cycle management service. She has 30 year’s experience in all areas of the physician practice specializing in Orthopedics. With the AAPC, Lynn is a national conference, workshop, and audio conference presenter and a former member of the National Advisory Board.

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