Podiatry Update 2018

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Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
60 minutes
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Expert Insights on the 2018 Podiatry Coding Updates

Every year the ICD-10-CM and CPT® manuals are updated with additions, revisions, and deletions.  Podiatry has some changes to ICD-10-CM and NCCI edits that will affect the coding of diagnoses coding and CPT® coding for 2018, as well as updating the LCDs and NCDs that tell podiatrists what are the coding rules and guidelines, and what services can be performed based on the patient’s condition and meeting medical necessity.

Join orthopedic coding expert Lynn Anderanin in this session focused on the key ICD-10, CPT®, NCCI Policy Manual and HCPCS changes that will affect podiatry in 2018. You will learn the most current updates in ICD-10-CM that affect foot and ankle related to diabetic patients and other conditions as well as the most current NCCI edits related to surgical toe procedures currently in effect. You will also learn how the new diagnoses codes may change LCD and/or NCD.

Lynn will cover in detail trouble spots like current bunion codes, services and supplies related to orthotics, appropriate use of the ABN when patients are responsible for payment and the latest guidelines for dispensing diabetic shoes. You’ll learn the fundamentals for podiatry coding and billing for 2018. You will be able to implement the annual code changes in your practice to avoid denials you may otherwise receive, and save time for yourself and the insurance company to ensure timely payment of claims because the changes have been applied.  You will also be able to work with patients on services that the insurance company may not pay for, so that it is paid by the patient, if performed, and not lost due to improper office policies and procedures.

Session Highlights

  • New NCCI edit affecting a common podiatric surgery
  • New ulcer diagnoses that prove medical necessity for many podiatry services
  • Billing for custom orthotic services including fitting and adjustment
  • New 2018 CPT® code for orthotic training and education
  • Review of LCD and NCD updates for 2018
  • Reporting for dispensing diabetic shoes
  • How the 2017 bunion codes are working
  • Update to the ABN and utilizing an ABN for commercial insurance patients
  • Proper completion of the claim form with primary care information
  • Coding for flat foot and plantar fasciitis
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2018
  • Documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in denials

Who Should Attend

  • Podiatrists
  • Physicians in foot and ankle
  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Clinical staff
  • Administrators and managers
  • Collectors
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners

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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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