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Current Trends in Arthroscopic Surgery

Presenter Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Broadcast Date 2/1/2017
Time 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET
Presentation Length 60 minutes
Price $65 (Non-members $85)
Current Trends in Arthroscopic Surgery Webinar

Arthroscopy is one of the most common surgeries in Orthopaedic Surgery. Because of the amount of reimbursement paid out on related CPT® codes, insurance carriers and Medicare are reviewing these codes frequently, causing changes to policies and other coding rules. This webinar will review the most current CPT® codes related to arthroscopic surgery for the hip, knee, and shoulder, and the latest updates to the Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policy manual and commercial insurance carriers.

Why is this topic important?
The coding rules and guidelines continue to change for these services because they are high volume surgeries for all insurance companies. It is important that practices are aware of the current NCCI edits and Policy Manual guidelines from Medicare to understand the current coding guidelines.

Who would benefit from this topic?
Practically anyone that is involved in coding and billing for orthopaedic surgery. Physicians, PA's, surgery schedulers, billers, coders, auditors.

How would this benefit the individual and/or their company?
Attendees will have an understanding of what services can be reported in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip, not only to maximize reimbursement, but to know and identify true denials.

What information or new skills will the attendee take away from this webinar?
The take away from this webinar will be what documentation is important for these procedures, as well as how to appeal for procedures when denied inappropriately.

Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

About The Author

Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

Lynn has 40 years’ experience in all areas of the physician practice, specializing in Orthopaedics. She is currently a Workshop and Audio Presenter. She is a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, as well as several other boards for AAPC. She is also the founder of her Local Chapter of the AAPC – celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2021.

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