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Imaging in the Orthopedic Practice: Get a Clear Picture of Recent Policy Changes to Avoid Denials and Withstand Audits

Product Code: YMPDA071117D

Quick Overview

Orthopedic practices have seen numerous changes recently to CPT codes and billing rules for their top imaging procedures, including x-rays, fluoroscopies, and ultrasounds. Providers and their coding and billing staff need to stay on top of the changes to make sure they are documenting and reporting these procedures appropriately—doing so will ensure correct payment and minimize denials.

Price: $199.00

Imaging in the Orthopedic Practice: Get a Clear Picture of Recent Policy Changes to Avoid Denials and Withstand Audits

Imaging in the Orthopedic Practice: Get a Clear Picture of Recent Policy Changes to Avoid Denials and Withstand Audits

Presented on: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Presented by: 
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR

Level of Program: 
Intermediate

Sponsored By:
Orthopedic Coder’s Pink Sheet

Orthopedic practices have seen numerous changes recently to CPT codes and billing rules for their top imaging procedures, including x-rays, fluoroscopies, and ultrasounds. Providers and their coding and billing staff need to stay on top of the changes to make sure they are documenting and reporting these procedures appropriately—doing so will ensure correct payment and minimize denials.

Join expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, for this
60-minute webinar as she explains payer policies for ultrasound studies and ultrasound guidance, when to bill each, and how to support medical necessity. She will also help participants understand the correct way to count radiographic views, according to AMA CPT® rules. In addition, she will update attendees on the latest coding changes for fluoroscopic imaging guidance and CCI imaging rules.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand payer policies for ultrasound studies and ultrasound guidance, when to bill each, and how to support medical necessity
  • Count radiographic views correctly, according to AMA CPT® rules
  • Identify the latest coding changes for fluoroscopic imaging guidance and CCI imaging rules

Agenda

  • Supporting medical necessity for ultrasound guidance—especially for injection procedures 
  • Documentation requirements for extensive and limited ultrasound extremity studies, and when each of those services are appropriate
  • Reporting the revised add-on codes for fluoroscopic guidance 
  • New CCI coding guidelines for extremity imaging that took effect this year for Medicare
  • Counting and coding radiographic views properly to avoid undercharging
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Orthopedic practice coders
  • Coding managers
  • Billing managers
  • Clinicians
  • Compliance managers

Continuing Education

AAPC
(Live + On Demand) -This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webinar expires on: 7/10/18).

Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance
BMSC (Live + On Demand) - Attendance for the entire webinar, sponsored by Decision Health, is required to earn the continuing education unit. Upon the completion of the webinar, attendees will receive 1 HCS-D CEU from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance. (Ability to claim CEU for this webinar expires on: 7/10/18).

Your Expert Presenter

Margie Scalley VaughtMargie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena, including more than 20 years in orthopedic coding, billing, and reimbursement. Vaught frequently performs internal audits, provides education and training to physicians and office staff, and helps clinics establish billing and compliance manuals. She is an advisor on orthopedic coding to the Board of Medical Specialty Coding, and she helped develop the Advanced Orthopedic Coding credentialing exam. Vaught has contributed many articles to the AAOS Bulletin, and she serves as consulting editor for Medical Practice Coding Pro and the Orthopedic Coder’s Pink Sheet.


How the Webinar Works

  • Add this webinar to your shopping cart or call toll-free 1-855-CALL-DH1 (1-855-225-5341).

  • In advance of the webinar you will receive a toll free telephone number with dialing instructions and a link to download the course materials. Listen in and follow along live on the web or stream the training On Demand after the live date. Note: When CEUs are available for the program, On Demand viewers are also eligible for CEUs.

  • There is no limit to the number of staff from your office who can listen to the webinar live via speakerphone* or view On Demand. Access to the On Demand version and its accompanying materials is guaranteed for 90 days from the date of purchase.

  • When prompted, you will have an opportunity to ask your questions during the live webinar only.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

COULDN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.

* One phone line per registration fee. Additional connections subject to additional registration fees.