Make Sure Your Orthopedic Practice Is Prepared for 2021 Coding Changes

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Make Sure Your Orthopedic Practice Is Prepared for 2021 Coding Changes - On-Demand

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Make Sure Your Orthopedic Practice Is Prepared for 2021 Coding Changes - On-Demand

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Presented on: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 

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

Learn critical CPT® and HCPCS coding changes that impact orthopedic surgery practices starting January 1, 2021, in addition to ICD-10-CM changes and new Medicare coding policies and physician fees.

In this 60-minute webinar, coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught will prepare you for success in 2021 with a comprehensive primer on coding and billing updates that you can incorporate to maintain claims and revenue.

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

  • Understand the essentials of code selection based on 2021 CPT code changes
  • Confidently code from the 2021 ICD-10-CM code set
  • Locate and understand revisions to the National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual
  • Grasp the essential policy changes in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule


  • Learn about coding changes that will affect the way you document and select high-volume arthroscopy codes
  • Understand changes to ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines, including new COVID-19 codes
  • Prepare for revisions in the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that will impact reimbursement for orthopedic surgical procedures
  • Find updates to Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

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

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 healthcare arena, including more than 20 years in orthopedic coding, billing, and reimbursement. Vaught 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 to 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.

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: 1/31/22

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Expires - 12/16/21

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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