Get the Jump on 2020 Orthopedic Coding & Billing Changes

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Get the Jump on 2020 Orthopedic Coding & Billing Changes

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Get the Jump on 2020 Orthopedic Coding & Billing Changes

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Presented on: Monday, December 9, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern

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

Gain a 60-minute overview of CPT, ICD-10-CM and Medicare changes that will impact orthopedic surgery practices beginning Jan. 1, 2020 and how to prepare for them.

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

  • Understand the essentials of code selection for new and revised 2020 CPT codes
  • Confidently code from the 2020 ICD-10-CM code set
  • Locate and understand revisions to the National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual
  • Grasp the essential policy changes in the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule, including changes to Medicare rules for physical therapy, supervision of non-physician clinicians and more.


  • Essential coding guidance for CPT coding changes that will impact ortho practices, including new codes for manually prepared drug delivery devices, fat graft codes, nerve blocks and nerve destruction codes
  • Changes to ICD-10-CM codes and official guidelines, such as clarified rules for physeal fracture reporting and new codes for congenital foot deformities
  • Changes in the final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect orthopedic practices
  • Updates to Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

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

Meet the Speaker

Margie Scalley Vaught

Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, has more than 30 years of experience in the health care arena, including more than 20 years in orthopedic coding, billing and reimbursement. Margie frequently performs internal audits, provides education and training to physicians and office staff, and she 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. Margie 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

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC)

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


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 will be 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. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.