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Get Up to Date on 2018 Ortho Coding and Billing Changes to Hit the Ground Running January 1

Product Code: YMPDA112917D

Quick Overview

Orthopedic practices have a wide array of both CPT and ICD-10-CM code changes to prepare for. These changes affect coding for bone marrow aspiration, nerve repair, ultrasound, and finger and toe injuries. In addition, practices must quickly adjust to Medicare and other fee schedule changes as well as new policies from Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative. Most of these changes will take effect January 1, and the ICD-10-CM changes are effective October 1. This leaves practices very little time to prepare.

Price: $199.00

Get Up to Date on 2018 Ortho Coding and Billing Changes to Hit the Ground Running January 1

Get Up to Date on 2018 Ortho Coding and Billing Changes to Hit the Ground Running January 1

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 

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

Level of Program:
Intermediate

Orthopedic practices have a wide array of both CPT® and ICD-10-CM code changes to prepare for. These changes affect coding for bone marrow aspiration, nerve repair, ultrasound, and finger and toe injuries. In addition, practices must quickly adjust to Medicare and other fee schedule changes as well as new policies from Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative. Most of these changes will take effect January 1, and the ICD-10-CM changes are effective October 1. This leaves practices very little time to prepare.

Join expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, as she explains the importance of the new CPT and ICD-10-CM code changes and its requirements. You’ll get a clear breakdown of the guidelines that practices must adhere to.

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

  • Identify the CPT changes that will impact ortho practices such as bone aspiration and ultrasound, plus the two new voluntary CPT modifiers
  • Know the ICD-10-CM changes, including new non–pressure ulcer codes and changes for thumb, toe, and spine
  • Understand the ICD-10-CM Official Guideline changes for combination codes and pathological fracture treatment, among others
  • Recognize the changes in the final Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect orthopedic surgery

Agenda:

  • Learn how to use the new and revised bone aspiration codes—as well as when bone aspiration is separately billable with a spinal surgery
  • Find out about new Medicare billing rules that impact ortho practices and learn strategies to address them
  • Make sure you have a working knowledge of the 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, including the latest revisions to rules for pathological fracture treatment, and documentation challenges of “linked” diagnosis codes such as diabetes
  • Ensure you understand how to properly select between the newly revised extremity ultrasound codes for complete and limited joint studies
  • Prepare for guideline changes in the CPT manual for services, including vertebral corpectomy, observation care, and active wound care

Who Should Listen?

  • Orthopedic Practice Coders
  • Coding Mmanagers
  • Billing Managers
  • Clinicians
  • Compliance Managers

Continuing Education

1 CEU Approved

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 CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 11/28/18)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 11/28/18)

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: 11/28/18)

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. She 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.