Cement Your Understanding of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Coding - On-Demand

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Cement Your Understanding of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Coding - On-Demand

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Presented on: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 

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

Learn about proper coding of hip and knee replacement arthroplasty procedures, including the new AAOS instructions on staged revision to address infections, fracture cases and implant complications.

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


  • Correct coding of total and hemi arthroplasty procedures for both hip and knee, including proper coding when the prosthesis addresses a fracture
  • Updates to staged revision arthroplasty as well as single revision of the total joint replacement, including new guidelines from AAOS
  • Guidance on coding a conversion of hemi-arthroplasty to total, as well as how to code an arthroplasty following other joint repair procedures.
  • Tips and strategies on navigating payer medical necessity policies for hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Q&A

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

  • Properly code a total or hemi joint replacement of the knee or hip, including fracture cases 
  • Report appropriate codes for revision of hip and knee arthroplasty employing either a single step or staged procedure • Code conversion of a hemi-arthroplasty to a total joint replacement 
  • Meet payers’ medical necessity requirements for hip and knee replacement

Who Should Listen?

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

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 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


This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 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: 03/09/2021

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. 

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