A review of the anatomy, techniques, and CPT coding of 20 hand surgeries ranging from common and routine to rare and fascinating. This presentation should help coders gain confidence in approaching coding all hand surgeries through improved understanding of anatomy and kinetics of the hand.
- Gain better comprehension Gain better comprehension of hand anatomy
- Understand basic kinetics of hand functioning
- Gain confidence in coding common hand procedures in CPT
- Increase receptivity to coding complex hand procedures
Ed O’Beirne, CCS, CHDA, CHPS, CDIP, PA, MHS
Ed has been in healthcare his entire career with 15 years as a clinician and 11 years in a variety of HIM coding related roles. After 4 years as a respiratory therapist and 11 years as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant, the fascination with reading, analyzing, and translating medical documentation overcame his desire to perform patient care. For a guy with a habit for reading the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the Merck Manual, and medical records just for fun, HIM became a natural fit.
As Director of PAs he was responsible for validating and improving documentation quality for a 33 physician, 14 PA practice. In this role he became a liaison with HIM and Coding, and cultivated an ability to confidently talk to and work with providers on matters of documentation and coding.
The pathway from production coder to Director of Clinical Integration with Haugen has taken him through nearly all clinical specialties and areas of coding, including inpatient and outpatient coding among both large and small facilities to surgical and medical profee coding.
CEUs are available to all participants, live or recorded. The CEUs will expire on 1.31.21, but the webinar recording will be available until 1.31.22.
This webinar has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.