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Orthopedics

Thursday, December 03 - Friday, December 04
Lynn Anderanin

Lynn Anderanin

CPC, CPC-I, COSC

Current Trends for the Orthopedic Office

Date and Time: December 3, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder – COSC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

When it comes to the reimbursement for orthopedic surgeons, it isn’t always about the surgeries. This session will review the common services and procedures performed in the office and discuss what you can report to maximize reimbursement.
Orthopedic Coding Changes for 2016

Date and Time: December 3, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder – COSC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Each year there are CPT® and RVU changes to procedures and services performed by orthopedic surgeons. Not only will we review the coding changes, but we also will review RVU changes that may affect Medicare and other insurance payments that utilize RVUs to determine their fees. The NCCI policy manual for 2016 will also be a topic of discussion.
Surgical Case Studies for the Lower Extremities

Date and Time: December 3, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder – COSC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Whether you are new to orthopedics or you want to make sure you are coding surgical cases correctly, you’ll benefit from this session’s detailed look at common surgical cases involving the lower extremity. Get ready to learn about arthroscopy, foot and ankle services, total joint replacements, and injury cases.
Surgical Case Studies for the Spine and Upper Extremities

Date and Time: December 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder – COSC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

This session will look at surgical cases related to the spine and upper extremities. Spine surgery can be intimidating, but once you understand the fundamentals, you’ll find it becomes easier and you can code with confidence. Surgery of the upper extremity can also be confusing because of the number of codes necessary to report services performed. This session will review actual operative reports to encourage learning and discussion.
E/M Services for Orthopedics

Date and Time: December 4, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder – COSC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

We will start the morning of the second day by looking at the ups and downs of an E/M Compliance Plan of an orthopedic practice. Tips will be given on auditing E/M services and taking the results to educate providers on the appropriate levels of service based on what was performed. There are many common errors made, and we will look at those to improve documentation.
ICD-10 Issues for Orthopedics

Date and Time: December 4, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Orthopaedic Surgery Coder – COSC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Two months after implementation, attendees will have an opportunity to evaluate ICD-10 and share any problems or successes in the implementation process. We will also discuss anything that still may be a problem, thus causing delays in revenue.