Medicare and commercial insurance guidelines and policies are ever-changing due to the large amount of money insurance pays out for arthroscopic procedures.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2017
AudioEducator, a division of audio conference and corporate education leader ProEdTech, will host the live webinar “Current Coding Trends in Arthroscopy of the Hip, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, and Wrist” with industry veteran Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm ET. This session will help medical staff understand Medicare and commercial insurance guidelines and policies for arthroscopy codes, minimizing insurance denials for expensive arthroscopic procedures.
There have not been many CPT code changes to the arthroscopy codes in recent years, but the Medicare and commercial insurance guidelines and policies that relate to arthroscopic procedures are ever-changing, due to the large amount of money insurance pays out for them. It can be very difficult to keep up with these policies.
This session with expert speaker Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC, will bring practices up to date with the most current coding trends for arthroscopy of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and wrist. Attendees will learn the latest information on coding and reimbursement for arthroscopic procedures that can help them to maximize their reimbursement from insurance providers. Lynn will also provide suggestions on dealing with pre-authorizations and coding for different areas of the body.
The session will help orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, office managers, coders, billers and surgery authorization specialists:
- Recognize what procedures are considered bundled by CPT for hip arthroscopy
- Determine what hip arthroscopy procedures fall under the unlisted code
- Obtain 2017 National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Policy Manual guidelines for arthroscopy
- Understand when diagnostic arthroscopy can be billed with other procedures according to Medicare
- Know how to code for arthroscopic knee synovectomy
- Identify SLAP repairs and the CPT codes for treatment
- Learn up-to-date information on NCCI edits for shoulder debridement
- Get coding suggestions for subchondroplasty procedures
- Review current policies from Aetna and Cigna on arthroscopic procedures
- Learn how to code office-based diagnostic arthroscopy
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.audioeducator.com/orthopedics/arthroscopy-coding-changes.html.
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