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When Routine Foot Care Isn't Routine

Presenter Ruby Woodward, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COSC, CSFAC
Broadcast Date 3/3/2022
Time 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET
Presentation Length 60 minutes
Price $59 (Non-members $79)
When Routine Foot Care Isn't Routine Webinar

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In this presentation we will discuss routine foot care as defined by Medicare and supported by many of the commercial health plans, what criteria needs to be met to allow for coverage of nails, and more. What do those Q modifiers mean and when are they to be used? Debridement vs trimming of nails and more.

Why is this topic important?
Routine foot care results in frequent denials and frustrations by providers, coders and billers. Not only Medicare but the majority of the commercial and Medicaid plans have coverage rules governing routine foot care. Having a clear understanding of how to apply the codes, the modifiers, frequency and diagnosis restrictions will help providers and provide information in advance to patients.

Who would benefit from this topic?
Physicians, coders, billers, managers who work with routine foot care.

What information or new skills will the attendee take away from this webinar?
An understanding of when and how to apply modifiers to routine foot care. When the use of an ABN or waiver is necessary. Understanding other problematic diagnoses related to management of foot conditions that goes beyond nails and corns.

About The Author


Ruby comes with 45 years of experience in the medical arena starting as an orthopedic nurse serving a dual role in nursing and coding for nearly 30 years. She has spoken nationally on various coding and reimbursement issues as well as having contributed to numerous articles. Ruby's areas of expertise include coding, documentation, policy interpretation, education, data quality, appeals and denials.

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