Stay Up to Date on Coding Rules for Imaging in the Orthopedic Practice

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Stay Up to Date on Coding Rules for Imaging in the Orthopedic Practice

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Stay Up to Date on Coding Rules for Imaging in the Orthopedic Practice

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Presented on: Tuesday, March 26, 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

The AMA introduced new documentation and coding guidelines for imaging services in the 2019 CPT® manual. Practices need to understand the impact of these new rules and know what changes to make to their internal policies.

Join expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, for this 60-minute webinar to gain an in-depth understanding of the new imaging guidelines and how to apply them to orthopedic in-office imaging. In addition, find out how to correct common documentation and coding errors associated with in-office imaging, and make sure you are properly reporting modifiers -FX and -FY. Join Vaught at the end of the webinar for a live Q&A and get your most pressing questions answered!

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

  • Key takeaways from the new AMA guidelines for imaging guidance, RS&I, and written reports
  • What constitutes complete documentation for imaging guidance in contrast to a diagnostic imaging report
  • When they must report the modifiers -FX and -FY
  • How to guard against improper billing of RS&I when imaging guidance is a component of the injection


  • A full review of new imaging guidelines in the surgery, medicine, and radiology sections of the 2019 CPT manual
  • Real-life examples of how to apply the new guidelines to your coding and billing
  • How and when to report modifiers -FX and -FY
  • How to spot and correct coding errors for imaging procedures in the office setting
  • Live Q&A


Who Should Listen?

  • Orthopedic practice coders
  • Coding managers
  • Billers
  • Billing managers
  • Clinicians
  • Compliance managers 

Meet the Speaker

Margie ScalleyMargie 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.


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.