Stay Current on Shoulder Procedure Coding to Ensure Correct Payment

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Stay Current on Shoulder Procedure Coding to Ensure Correct Payment

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Stay Current on Shoulder Procedure Coding to Ensure Correct Payment

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Presented on: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

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

In this 60-minute webinar, expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, will discuss correct medical practice coding for orthopedic shoulder procedures, including an explanation of Medicare bundling rules, an update on the ongoing issues with shoulder arthroscopy procedures, and how CCI guidelines and edits have changed for 2019. Attendees will also learn the latest guidance on documentation and coding of new techniques and shoulder procedures, such as arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction (ASCR). In addition, Vaught will go over examples of documentation and payer/carrier issues of concern.

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

  • Understand Medicare’s CCI coding rules and code appropriately under those rules
  • Identify the various regions of the shoulder joint and understand how shoulder anatomy affects coding
  • Grasp the difference between an extensive and a limited debridement and understand how each should be documented
  • Understand the anatomy and coding of ASCR


  • Review recent changes to shoulder coding rules in the National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Policy Manual
  • Learn about how a correct understanding of shoulder anatomy impacts what procedures may be billed in the same encounter
  • Discuss appropriate reporting of shoulder arthroscopy codes, including debridement, acromioplasty, SLAP repair, Mumford procedures, and capsulorrhaphy
  • Find out how to solve ongoing coding problems with acromioplasty (29826)
  • Live Q&A


Who Should Listen?

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


Meet the Speaker

Margie Scalley

Margie 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 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.