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CPT and ICD-10 Coding for Foot and Ankle Trauma

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Coding foot and ankle trauma can be traumatic. Incorrect ICD-10 and CPT® coding and the improper use of modifiers can result in the possibility of payer audits, denied claims and the potential loss of reimbursement for services provided.

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With 33 joints per foot, there are plenty of opportunities to report wrong codes and modifiers when coding cases of foot and ankle trauma. That is why assigning the correct ICD-10 and CPT® codes is essential to ensure compliance without the risk of claim denial. Take for example the coding of Lisfranc fracture dislocation. These are common cases but uncommonly tricky because often times both fractures and dislocations are repaired during the same procedure, and not to mention that those injuries often occur at multiple joints. You will need to know which CPT codes to choose, which diagnosis codes to attach to which CPT codes, which modifiers to use, and which modifiers to append to which CPT codes. Get any of those issues wrong through incorrect coding and you can expect failed audits, denied claims and the loss of reimbursement. The good news is that you will learn the correct ICD-10 and CPT coding as well as the modifier use for the most commonly encountered cases of foot and ankle trauma during this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast.

This webcast, conducted by Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, will cover evaluation and management services (E&M), as well as both surgical and non-surgical procedures. After this webcast, you will gain a new sense of self-confidence, knowing that your coding and documentation is compliant and accurate—without second-guessing.

Why This is Relevant:

Since coders must rely on physician documentation, this webcast will show how documentation impacts the coding process. As a coder, you will gain insight into the need for accurate physician documentation—documentation that reflects the exact procedures performed, including the number and location of the procedures. Moreover, if multiple procedures are performed, the relationship of those procedures must be included in the documentation. From your perspective as a coder, it is important that the documentation clearly delineate exactly what was performed in terms that you can understand.

Learning Objectives:

During this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast conducted by Dr. Lehrman you will learn the…

  • Procedural modifiers that can be used during the postoperative global period;
  • Appropriate and inappropriate use of modifier 24;
  • Difference between the "A" and "D" 7th characters in ICD-10 coding;
  • Four Medicare "X" modifiers; and
  • Difference between a bimalleolar and trimalleolar ankle fracture.

Who Should Attend:

Coders, orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic office staff, podiatrists and podiatric office staff.

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