Clear Up Ortho E/M Office Visit Coding Concerns: Scenarios, Strategies, and Solutions

Product Code: YMPDA042721A

Quick Overview

Coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught will employ a series of case scenarios to solve orthopedic coding issues related to the 2021 E/M office visit guidelines.

Price: $199.00

Clear Up Ortho E/M Office Visit Coding Concerns: Scenarios, Strategies, and Solutions

Clear Up Ortho E/M Office Visit Coding Concerns: Scenarios, Strategies, and Solutions

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Presented on: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 1–2:00 p.m. Eastern

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

Get ortho-specific solutions to lingering office E/M documentation and coding challenges that continue to slow down coding and claims filing. In this 60-minute program, you will examine a series of case scenarios and understand how to quickly solve coding issues related to the new E/M office visit guidelines.

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

  • Know the details that must be present in the physician’s note for office E/M code selection using MDM and time
  • Confidently code E/M office visits for a variety of situations, including new-patient/new-problem workups, fractures, and pre-surgical evaluations
  • Guard against new E/M compliance risk areas


  • Understand how to distinguish the various levels of “problems addressed” in the new medical decision-making (MDM) table, including figuring out acute vs. chronic problems, and the difference between self-limiting and acute uncomplicated injuries
  • Learn how to count tests accurately, and how tests count toward data analyzed during the visit
  • Clarify lingering questions regarding risk level
  • See how the new rules play out in real-world cases
  • Learn when a visit may be reported with an office procedure, such as an injection, and how this should be documented and coded
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

    • Orthopedic practice coders
    • Coding managers
    • Billing managers
    • 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 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 to develop the Advanced Orthopedic Coding credentialing exam. Vaught has contributed many articles to the AAOS Bulletin, and she serves as consulting editor to Medical Practice Coding Pro and the Orthopedic Coder’s Pink Sheet.

    Continuing Education

    This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

    Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 4/27/22

    This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEU(s).


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    Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
    Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
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    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! 

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