Eliminate the questions surrounding the CPT® changes to knee and hip procedures with authoritative guidance
New CPT rules impacting orthopedic practices’ highest volume knee and hip codes, along with strict LCDs issued by Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) that outline new documentation requirements, are causing lost revenue and more claims denials for ortho practices.
Reduce your compliance risk and denials by joining orthopedic coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught as she provides authoritative answers from both AAOS and CPT to questions generated by the new rules that impact the coding of knee and hip joints. You will:
- Get detailed instruction on the 2012 CPT rules regarding chondroplasty when billed with meniscectomy codes 29880 and 29881. Learn how this affects coding of G0289 and loose bodies (29874), and get the latest on whether to only report 29877 for these procedures.
- Learn about the new imaging requirements for sacroiliac joint injections, including the type of imaging guidance you should use to report 27096.
Bonus: Learn how to code when the imaging guidance is ultrasound.
- Find out what you must now document to comply with the strict new Medicare LCDs for hip and knee replacements to ensure payment for the surgeon and the hospital.
- Ensure that you are following CCI and AAOS bundling rules on 'included' and 'excluded' items for hip scope procedures.
- Get answers to your most frequent questions on how to code hip and knee joints, including ligament repairs, Journey Deuce procedures, arthrocentesis, hip resurfacing and arthroscopic hip labral repair, and acetabuloplasty.
Bonus Tool: Hip and knee LCD compliance checklist
Register now to get authoritative guidance on these tough new coding rules and reduce your practice’s compliance risk and denials.