Our hands are incredibly intricate. Hand surgeries can be complex and coding these in CPT can be challenging. This brief presentation contains a few tips for coding these complex cases. This is a free Haugen Academy MicroLearning that is not pre-approved for CEUs. Simply view the content by click on on the image below.

**The coding information and guidance in this video is valid at the time of publishing. Viewers are encouraged to research subsequent official guidance in the areas associated with the topic as they can change rapidly.
Ed O'Beirne, CCS, CHDA, CHPS, CDIP, PA, MHS

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 who with a habit for reading the Encyclopedia Brittanica, the Merck Manual, and medical records just for fun, HIM became a natural fit.

Documentation and coding audits are firmly in Ed’s skillset but educating coders is what really makes him tick. He is known for effectively integrating anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medicine, and detailed procedural descriptions into his coding education in all forms.

He is a BS graduate in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master of Health Sciences from Duke University. Obsessed with aviation, he has a pilot’s license, 1000 skydives, owned an ultralight for several years, and currently designs, builds, and flies radio controlled airplanes and drones. Ed lives in Virginia with his wife and two kids, and plays outside with them as much as possible.

2 Comments

  1. Charlott Martinkus

    Please sign me up for the webinar. Thank you.

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    • kkluglein

      Hi Charlott, Thank you for connecting with us! We have registered you for our available MicroLearnings and sent you and email.

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