Current Coding Trends in Arthroscopy of the Hip, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, and Wrist

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Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
60 minutes
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Minimize Denial for Arthroscopic Procedures by Applying Latest Coding Guidelines

There have not been many CPT code changes to the arthroscopy codes in recent years, but the Medicare and commercial insurance guidelines and policies are ever changing due to the large amount of money insurance pays out for these procedures. It is indeed very difficult to keep up with these ever-changing policies.

This session with expert speaker Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC will bring you up-to-date with the most current coding trends for arthroscopy of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, and wrist. You will learn the latest information on the coding and reimbursement for arthroscopic procedures to maximize the reimbursement for your providers. There will also be suggestions on dealing with pre-authorizations and suggestions on the codes that should be included for different areas of the body.

By attending this session, you will also be able to minimize denials for arthroscopic procedures by applying the current coding guidelines and edits in place not only for Medicare but any insurance that follows Medicare’s lead. Lynn will also share commercial insurance policies for some major carriers to put you in the know on their processing of your arthroscopy claims.

Session Highlights

  • Hip arthroscopy- what procedures are considered bundled by CPT
  • What hip arthroscopy procedures fall under the unlisted code
  • 2017 National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual guidelines for arthroscopy
  • When can a diagnostic arthroscopy be billed with other procedures according to Medicare
  • Coding for arthroscopic knee synovectomy
  • Learn to identify SLAP repairs and the CPT codes for treatment
  • Most up-to-date information on NCCI edits for shoulder debridement
  • Coding suggestions for subchondroplasty procedures
  • Current policies from Aetna and Cigna on arthroscopic procedures
  • How to code office-based diagnostic arthroscopy

Session Agenda

  • SLAP lesions
  • CPT arthroscopic shoulder synovectomy and debridement
  • NCCI Policy Manual, 2016
  • Arthroscopic biceps tenotomy
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Unlisted arthroscopic hip procedures
  • Arthroscopic knee codes
  • NCCI knee arthroscopy
  • CPT® on synovectomy
  • AAOS On synovectomy
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic imaging technology

Who Should Attend

  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Physician assistants
  • Office managers
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Surgery schedulers/surgery authorization specialists

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About Our Speaker

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...   More Info
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