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Orthopedics: Virtual Coding Summit - On-Demand

Orthopedics: Virtual Coding Summit is the online solution to your coding training needs. Attend this innovative virtual event with the best nationally recognized orthopedic coding experts. Our speakers will discuss strategies and best practices for reporting surgical procedures from toe to shoulder, including anatomy, bundling rules, and documentation requirements.

During Orthopedics: Virtual Coding Summit you’ll receive access to great educational content hear and from expert industry speakers all at your convivence plus, you'll have access to all educational sessions for 60 days.

Whether you work from home or at a physician’s office, ambulatory surgery center, outpatient hospital, or any other setting, this virtual training event will help you master coding for orthopedic professional services.

After attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 2021 changes to coding rules
  • Understand how E/M office visits will be impacted by new 2021 coding guidelines
  • Discuss ways to spot risk areas for noncompliant coding of orthopedic services
  • Identify strategies to avoid and fight payer denials
  • Describe how the new, revised, or deleted procedure codes for 2021 will impact documentation


*Educational session recordings will be available to attendees for 60 days from the time of purchase.

Orthopedics: Virtual Coding Summit

Agenda

Day 1

Session 1
Code Ortho Office Visits With 2021 Guidelines
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Examine typical orthopedic office notes to see how they will be impacted by the new guidelines. Learn new compliance points for visits such as new problem, decision for surgery, and late effect follow-up.

Session 2
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Fix Fracture Coding and Billing to Reduce Underpayments and Denials
Make sure you understand the difference between open fractures and open treatment of fractures, the component services of fracture treatments, and what services may be separately billed. Learn how to handle scenarios when the patient is first treated in the emergency department, or when a closed treatment is followed by open. Grasp the different types of fixation and how they are reported.

Q&A
Margie Scalley Vaught

Session 3
Coding and Billing Remote Care for Musculoskeletal Patients
Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC
Explore the types of telehealth and other virtual services provided by musculoskeletal practices and how they are coded and billed—both now and when the public health emergency ends. Michael Warshaw will discuss telehealth office visits and other types of remote services such as virtual check-ins and remote physiologic monitoring.

Session 4
Top Spine Surgery Coding Problem Areas and How to Solve Them
Alison Kuley, CPC
Address typical documentation challenges for your most essential spine procedures, including lumbar laminectomy, discectomy, arthrodesis, instrumentation, and grafting. You will gain an understanding of Medicare bundling policies and learn strategies to address payer medical necessity requirements, which can help cut down on expensive denials.

Session 5
Q&A 
With Michael Warshaw and Alison Kuley

Day 2 

Session 1
Sharpen Your Shoulder Coding
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Take a peek at CPT® manual changes to shoulder codes expected for 2021 and learn strategies to navigate complex Medicare bundling rules for shoulder arthroscopy. Also find out how to head off the most typical coding and billing errors for procedures such as rotator cuff repair, arthroplasty, and acromioplasty.

Session 2
Properly Document and Code Elbow, Humerus, and Forearm Procedures
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Uncover key documentation points to ensure accurate code selection for distal humeral and radial head fracture treatment, among other guidance to ease your elbow and upper-extremity procedure coding. Also grasp proper coding of muscle and tendon repair, clear up collateral ligament confusion, and compliantly code cubital tunnel release, elbow scopes, and arthroplasty.

Q&A
With Margie Scalley Vaught

Session 3
Extra! Extra! This Just In On CM!
Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O
With almost 450 diagnosis code additions impacting almost every chapter in ICD-10-CM, there’s something for everyone in this can’t-miss session about the new additions that took effect on October 1. Learn the new codes, and even more importantly, uncover clinical information about the conditions too. Shannon McCall will help you understand the changes that most impact your practice so you can ensure appropriate code assignment and reimbursement.

Session 4
Key Points for Accurate Wrist, Hand, and Finger Coding
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR|
Learn why coders must know the extensor tendons and their dorsal compartments. Take a look at carpal bone ailments and understand how to code their repair. Also explore coding for repair of finger tendon injuries and treatment for repetitive use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, de Quervain’s disease, and basal joint problems.

Q&A
With Shannon McCall and Margie Scalley Vaught

Session 5
Demo of SelectCoder (including updated E/M auditing tool)

Day 3 

Session 1
Stretch Your Hip and Pelvis Coding Skills
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Learn the different types of pelvis and hip fractures, including acetabular and femoral, and how their repairs are reported. Learn how to navigate various hip replacement scenarios, including the new method for reporting two-step revision arthroplasty, and gain tips to navigate payers’ policies for femoral acetabular impingement procedures.

Session 2
Lock in Knee Coding Knowledge
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Cement your understanding of two-step revision arthroplasty coding rules and ensure correct coding of other key knee arthroplasty scenarios, including conversion from a hemi to a total knee replacement. Also refresh your understanding of arthroscopic as well as open knee repair coding, including meniscal procedures, ligament reconstruction, OATs, and synovectomy.

Q&A
With Margie Scalley Vaught

Session 3
Reinforce Your Tibia/Fibula and Ankle Coding
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Gain an understanding of decompression fasciotomy procedures and how they are coded, Achilles and other tendon repairs, as well as fractures of the tibia and fibula including pilon/plafond, shaft, and Maisonneuve.

Session 4
Code Foot and Toe Procedures Like a Pro
Michael Warshaw, DPM, CPC
Learn essential documentation and coding for the most typical foot and ankle procedures, including midfoot repairs, bunionectomy, toe procedures for conditions such as hammertoe, and midfoot arthrodesis. Also gain an understanding of top foot and ankle audit risk areas and how to ensure that your practice remains compliant.

Session 5
Q&A Session and Ortho Gallery
With Michael Warshaw and Margie Scalley Vaught


*Agenda subject to change —

Orthopedics: Virtual Coding Summit

Speakers

Alison Kuley Alison Kuley, CPC
National Medical Billing Services
As a Certified Professional Coder for more than a decade, Alison Kuley is a noted expert in the field of spine coding. A member of the North American Spine Society coding committee, she is a regular speaker at conferences around the country. Kuley is currently on staff at National Medical Billing Services, where she works closely with her clients to make sure they are compliant and understand what is needed to code cases accurately. Prior to that, she managed the revenue cycle staff at Litchfield Hills (Connecticut) Orthopedics. With her extensive experience of orthopedics and spine, Kuley is an expert in process, procedures, and reimbursement methodologies in the complex and ever-changing specialty of orthopedics and spine.
Shannon McCall Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O
Director of HIM and Coding, HCPro, a Simplify Compliance Brand
Shannon serves as the director over all of the Certified Coder Boot Camp® programs with HCPro. She is the developer of the Certified Coder Boot Camp® – Inpatient Version and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp®. Most recently she worked in collaboration with the CDI team to develop the Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp®. As a consultant for HCPro, Shannon works with hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related issues with a particular focus on education, coding reviews and audits.
Margie Scalley Vaught Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CCS-P, COC, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Margie Scalley Vaught 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 policies. 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 technical adviser to the DecisionHealth publications Medical Practice Coding Pro and the Orthopedic Coder’s Pink Sheet.
Michael G. Warshaw Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPC, COCS
Tri-county Podiatry
Dr. Michael Warshaw is a practicing podiatrist and certified medical coder who speaks nationwide on foot and ankle coding as well as durable medical equipment coding and compliance, among other topics. Dr. Warshaw is the author of numerous articles as well as the 2019 Podiatry Coding Manual, published by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. In addition, he specializes in forensic medical coding and has served as an auditor and expert witness in civil and criminal healthcare cases across the U.S.

Orthopedics: Virtual Coding Summit

Pricing

Retail price: $399.00

Bundled Pricing Packages with other Virtual Coding Events:
(Anesthesia, Orthopedics, Pain Management)

  • Combine any 2 Virtual Events and pay: $499.00
  • Combine any 3 Virtual Events and pay: $599.00



Group pricing is as follows:

  • 4–10 attendees = each attendee receives 10% off retail price
  • 11–15 attendees = each attendee receives 15% off retail price
  • 16–20 attendees = each attendee receives 20% off retail price
  • 21 or more attendees = each attendee receives 25% off retail price

Orthopedics: Virtual Coding Summit

Continuing Education

AHIMA
This program has been approved for 13.5 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: 11/9/21

AAPC
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 13.5 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: 11/30/21

BMSC
This program has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 9 CEU towards the maintenance of the ACS, SCP and CCP-P credentials.