Prepare Your Ortho Practice for 2019 Coding and Billing Changes - On-Demand

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Prepare Your Ortho Practice for 2019 Coding and Billing Changes - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 

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

Orthopedic practices have a wide array of both CPT® and ICD-10-CM code changes to prepare for, including bone allograft coding, integumentary biopsies, and new E/M codes. At the same time, practices must quickly adjust to Medicare and other fee schedule changes as well as new policies from Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative. Most of these take effect January 1 (ICD-10-CM is effective October 1), which leaves practices very little time to prepare.

Join expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, for this 60-minute educational webinar. At the end of the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get them answered live by the speaker!

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

  • CPT coding changes that will impact orthopedic practices, including new bone allograft codes, imaging service rules, and new interprofessional consult codes
  • ICD-10-CM changes, including expanded codes for surgical site infections
  • ICD-10-CM official guideline changes to the reporting of neoplasm, body mass index, and combination codes
  • Changes in the final Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect orthopedic surgery
  • Updates to Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative policy manual


  • Understand the new rules in the 2019 CPT manual for reporting bone allograft add-on codes
  • Learn the new rules for reporting knee arthrography contrast injections, and how changes to the CPT manual’s radiology coding guidelines will affect you
  • Get a fix on the new integumentary biopsy codes
  • Find out about new Medicare billing rules that impact orthopedic practices and learn strategies to address them
  • Make sure you have a working knowledge of the 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, including the rules for surgical site infections, documentation challenges of “linked” diagnosis codes, and more
  • Prepare for changes to the National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual that will significantly affect orthopedic practices
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

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

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. She 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. 

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