Fracture coding rules for CPT® can be very confusing when it is based on "type" of fracture. So, to adhere to those rules, physicians, mid-level providers, and coding professionals must first understand and perfect their ICD-10-CM coding processes before they can assign the CPT code.
That's because with fracture diagnoses, the more specific you can be in your coding efforts, the more consistent will be the reimbursement. And with less guess work in your coding, the likelihood of denials occurring will be minimal.
This exclusive ICD10monitor webcast will focus on what to look for in the physician's documentation as well as how to make sure the 7th digit modifiers are appropriate for that each encounter of care for the patient. Register now and perfect your fracture care coding skills.
Why This is Relevant:
When coding fractures, you must be as specific as possible. You need to code to location, left versus right, and displaced or nondisplaced, open or closed (7th character) and initial, subsequent, or sequela (7th character). Learn the details in this upcoming webcast.
During this important webcast conducted by nationally-recognized coding authority Terry Fletcher, you will…
- Learn ICD-10-CM fracture care coding
- Gain an in-depth understanding of the 7th digit extension characters for fracture extension;
- Learn how to document circumstances of injury and how you must re-document or reference extensive details surrounding the circumstances of injury to ensure correct coding and proper claims processing;
- Know that correctly coding the fracture ensures the provider will be reimbursed for appropriate follow-up visits and that the patient can receive appropriate outpatient; and,
- Learn that the circumstances of injury such as where and how it occurred are important for claims processing and coordination of benefits.
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