Sharpen Your Foot, Ankle, & Toe Coding for Accurate Reimbursement

Product Code: YMPDA082119A

Quick Overview

Hone up on coding rules for foot, ankle, and toe procedures to avoid denials and audits while ensuring appropriate reimbursement.

Price: $199.00

Sharpen Your Foot, Ankle, & Toe Coding for Accurate Reimbursement

Sharpen Your Foot, Ankle, & Toe Coding for Accurate Reimbursement

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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

Stay current on AMA and Medicare coding rules for complex foot, ankle, and toe procedures, including the most recent changes to National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policy. In this webinar, orthopedic coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught will cover the latest changes to coding rules, review anatomic issues that impact coding, and show you how to spot and address potential compliance risk areas for documentation and coding before they become a problem.

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

  • Understand and code appropriately under Medicare’s NCCI coding rules for foot, ankle, and toe surgeries
  • Have a working understanding of the bones and key soft tissue areas of the foot
  • Select the appropriate procedure code for procedures such as bunionectomy, MTP fusion, and ankle arthroscopy
  • Determine adequate documentation for key foot, ankle, and toe procedures to ensure compliance with AMA and payer coding rules


  • Learn about how a correct understanding of foot, ankle, and toe anatomy impacts what procedures may be billed in the same encounter
  • Review recent changes to foot, ankle, and toe coding rules in the NCCI Policy Manual
  • Discuss the various procedures for chronic and traumatic foot conditions, including hallux valgus and hallux varus, bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, and tendon and ligament injuries


Who Should Listen?

  • Orthopedic professional coders
  • Coding managers
  • Billing managers
  • Surgeons
  • Podiatrists
  • Clinicians

Meet the Speaker

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 AAOS Bulletin, and she serves as consulting editor for Medical Practice Coding Pro and the Orthopedic Coder’s Pink Sheet.

Continuing Education

(Live + on-Demand) This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 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 credits for this webinar expires on: 8/20/20


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar 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. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is also 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! 

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

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