Even in a one-page operative report there are a lot of important words, how do I know what information is essential for coding? Can I just code from the pre- or post- operative diagnosis? How about the procedure title – can’t I code from that? Join us as we walk through the information from an orthopedic fracture repair operative report and discover more than 13 concepts that must be considered and researched to correctly code the diagnosis and procedures! Learn the resources available to answer your questions and get the information needed to select and build the best codes to tell your patient’s story.
Analyze an operative report to discern information that can be coded
Choose correct ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes based on the operative report
Select appropriate CPT codes based on the operative report
Determine appropriate codes allowed to be billed together
Shea Lunt RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP
Shea is a senior consultant for The Haugen Consulting Group with 8 years of health care industry experience. Shea has experience working on the professional fee side of coding, auditing, education and compliance serving coders and physicians. Shea has also served as a project lead for ICD-10-CM education initiatives and implementation of computer assisted coding (CAC) projects. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health information management and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas. Shea is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
This webinar is no longer eligible for CEUs.