Reduce Fracture Coding Headaches and Ensure Proper Reimbursement

Product Code: YMPDA091019A

Quick Overview

Learn foolproof coding of orthopedic fracture repair procedures.

Price: $199.00

Reduce Fracture Coding Headaches and Ensure Proper Reimbursement

Reduce Fracture Coding Headaches and Ensure Proper Reimbursement

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 

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

Fracture repair is a frequently performed orthopedic procedure—but coding it can be complex and confusing. In this webinar, providers will learn key documentation points that will help them arrive at the appropriate procedure and diagnosis code. They will also learn strategies to navigate tricky global period modifier issues.

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

  • Select the appropriate CPT® code for fracture care procedures, based on whether the procedure was open or closed and whether internal or external fixation was used
  • Select the correct ICD-10-CM fracture code and assign the appropriate 7th character for the stage of healing
  • Know the difference between an open fracture and open treatment of a fracture, and how these differences affect coding
  • Understand global period modifier problems that can arise for fracture cases—and how to solve them


  • Review specific details that must be present in the physician’s note for accurate procedure and ICD-10-CM coding
  • Discuss typical fracture types and locations and how they are usually coded
  • Compare acute and pathologic fractures and understand how each should be coded
  • Examine the different fixation types and how to identify them in the provider’s note
  • Explain the fracture global care package—what is included and what can be reported separately
  • Discuss typical fracture care scenarios and how they should be coded

Who Should Listen?

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

Meet the Speaker

Margie 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 to 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: 9/09/20

(Live + On-Demand) - 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: 9/09/20


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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