2018 Orthopedic Coding, Billing, & Compliance Updates Webinar

(On Demand)

Session Highlights

  • 2018 offers both good and bad changes for orthopaedic surgeons—do you know where you stand?
  • Unravel the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Understand new policies from Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative.
  • Learn what topics are trending now in the ortho field, as well as how payer rules may impact reimbursement.
  • Master new ICD-10 and CPT ortho codes.
  • Review documentation, modifiers, and common denials.

Learning Objectives

  • Clarify critical ICD-10 changes, including those for combination codes, pathological fracture treatment, and codes for “linked” diagnoses such as diabetes.
  • Clarify essential CPT changes, including services such as active wound care, vertebral corpectomy, and observation care.
  • Review how to choose between revised extremity ultrasound codes for both complete and limited joint studies.
  • Learn key changes to the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Understand the potential for loss and gain within the coming year.
  • Review NCCI edits and how they will impact practices.
  • Explore 2018 RVUs.
  • Orthopedic trauma is a specialty within the specialty. Find out the updates you will need when repairing extensive traumatic wounds involving nerve and skin grafts. Review the diagnosis codes that are best for these complex cases.
  • Learn new codes and payment methodology for bone marrow aspiration (BMA) procedures.
  • Understand new codes added to the 2018 multiple procedure fee reduction list.
  • Review Medicare billing updates for orthopedic practices.
  • Discuss trending topics within the orthopedic field.

The training format is an online webinar conducted through GoToTraining. CEU certificates will be awarded upon completion of a short online quiz.

  • Estimated Length: 1.5 Hours
  • Worth: 3 MMI & AAPC CEUs

Click here to view the entire live webinar continuing education course listing through MMI.

Details on Training
Session Highlights

  • 2018 offers both good and bad changes for orthopaedic surgeons—do you know where you stand?
  • Unravel the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Understand new policies from Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative.
  • Learn what topics are trending now in the ortho field, as well as how payer rules may impact reimbursement.
  • Master new ICD-10 and CPT ortho codes.
  • Review documentation, modifiers, and common denials.

Learning Objectives

  • Clarify critical ICD-10 changes, including those for combination codes, pathological fracture treatment, and codes for “linked” diagnoses such as diabetes.
  • Clarify essential CPT changes, including services such as active wound care, vertebral corpectomy, and observation care.
  • Review how to choose between revised extremity ultrasound codes for both complete and limited joint studies.
  • Learn key changes to the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Understand the potential for loss and gain within the coming year.
  • Review NCCI edits and how they will impact practices.
  • Explore 2018 RVUs.
  • Ortho trauma is a specialty within the specialty. Find out the updates you will need when repairing extensive traumatic wounds involving nerve and skin grafts. Review the diagnosis codes that are best for these complex cases.
  • Learn new codes and payment methodology for bone marrow aspiration (BMA) procedures
  • Understand new codes added to the 2018 multiple procedure fee reduction list.
  • Review Medicare billing updates for orthopaedic practices.
  • Discuss trending topics within the ortho field.
About the Instructor

About the Instructor

The 2018 Cardiology Coding Updates Webinar was created and will be presented by Quita Edwards, RMC, REMS, CPC, CPC-I, COSC, CPMA. She has over 30 years of experience in the medical industry, including 22 years where she was employed with a multi-physician Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Center. She is now owner and CEO of Practice Dynamics, an independent billing company, as well as CASE Contracting Services, where she is an independent contractor for consulting, auditing, and educational services for physicians, their staff, and professionals pursuing certifications through the AAPC. She holds specialty certifications in Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Auditing.

Online Training Format

Online Training Format

Once you are in the learning site, you will open the course to view the instructions on how to enroll into the Gototraining platform for the live webinar.

MMI Member Pricing

MMI Member Pricing

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For the 2018 ICD-10 Updates, your special pricing will be only $29.

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