Shoulder procedures, including rotator cuff repair, impingement surgery, and debridement, have been a pain point for many coders over the years. Determining which procedures are bundled and which can be coded separately is complicated by conflicting advice from the AMA, CMS, and medical society. In this presentation, we will take an in depth look at shoulder procedures and how to code them.
- Review anatomy of the shoulder joint
- Differentiate between arthroscopic and open CPT codes
- Compare and contrast limited and extensive debridement
- Address variations in coding guidelines and clinical scenarios presented by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and American Medical Association (AMA)
Mary Bort, CPC, CPMA, CANPC, CASCC, COSC
Mary is a Senior Coding Quality Auditor for The Haugen Consulting Group with over 25 years of health care industry experience. She started her career in Orthopedics which was her passion for decades. In addition to Orthopedics, she provides expertise in other specialties such as Anesthesia, Ambulatory Surgery Center, as well as most surgical specialties . She has experience working the professional fee side of coding, audit, education as well as compliance, serving both coders and physicians, as well as the surgical side. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), Certified Anesthesia Professional Coder (CANPC) Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC) and Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder (COSC).
CEUs are available to all participants, live or recorded.
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.