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Staff and managers new to hand coding who want to code correctly for common hand procedures will find good value in this course. Each module covers a discreet topic and runs between 12-22 minutes. The course covers procedure anatomy, coding essentials, use of modifiers, and tips for avoiding unbundling and other errors.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the appropriate use of CPT and ICD-10-CM codes for carpal tunnel surgery and Dupuytren’s treatment, as well as surgery for ganglions, de Quervain’s, and trigger digits.
  • Identify what is included in the CPT codes and what constitutes unbundling.
  • Code for multiple and combined procedures.
  • Understand the appropriate use of modifiers for common hand procedures.

Hand Coding I

Module 1: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Module 2: Dupuytren’s Treatment

Module 3: Common Hand Procedures

Hand Coding I Agenda

  • Introduction
    • Carpal Tunnel Anatomy
    • Surgical Procedures
    • ICD-10-CM Codes
    • CPT Codes 
  • Open Carpal Tunnel Release
    • What’s Included
    • What’s Unbundling
    • Medicare Correct Coding Initiative (CCI)
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
    • What’s Included
    • What’s Unbundling
  • Combined Procedures
  • Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Release Coding
  • Introduction
  • ICD-10-CM Codes
  • Open Surgery
    • CPT Codes
    • What’s Included
    • Modifiers
    • Coding Examples
  • Fasciotomy
  • Collagenase Injections
  • Introduction
  • Trigger Finger
    • What’s Included
    • What’s Unbundling
    • Multiple Digits
    • ICD-10-CM
  • De Quervain’s
    • What’s Included
    • What’s Unbundling
    • ICD-10-CM
  • Ganglion Excisions
    • Wrist
    • Digits
    • ICD-10-CM
  • Multiple Procedures
    • Modifiers
    • Coding Examples

Presenter

Raymond Janevicius, MD Plastic Surgeon, Hand Surgeon
President, Janevicius Consulting Corporation

Raymond Janevicius is a nationally recognized expert in plastic surgery and hand surgery coding with over 30 years experience in coding and reimbursement issues.  He has served over 25 years as the plastic surgery representative to the AMA CPT Advisory Committee and  has been a member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) Coding and Payment Policy Committee for 30 years.  He has been involved in the creation of numerous CPT codes and in the rewriting of several sections of the AMA CPT book.  He is the author of over 350 publications dealing with ethical plastic and hand surgery coding and has received numerous awards and citations for CPT expertise.

Dr.  Janevicius is the Consulting Editor for CPT / ICD-10 coding for the peer-reviewed journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  As President of the Janevicius Consulting Corporation, he serves as a consultant on coding and reimbursement issues for surgeons, hospitals, attorneys, government agencies, and other entities.

$149
Hand Coding I Webinar