Power Coding in the ER and OR

Surgery Coding Essentials for CPT and ICD-10-CM


*agenda subject to change

7:15AM - 8:00AM

Check-in and Breakfast

8:00AM - 10:00AM

CPT and NCCI for 2019 – What’s New or Changed  NEW!

Global Surgical Package / AAOS Global Service Guidelines / NCCI Guidelines

  • Navigate the maze of coding vs. reimbursement rules that impact your orthopaedic practice.
  • H&Ps – Are They Billable?

Surgical Modifiers

  • Defend same-day and global period services from denial.
  • Identify the difference between modifier 51 and 59 – key in shoulder, knee, and spine.

10:00AM - 10:15AM


10:15AM - 11:30AM


  • What exactly is restorative care?
  • Fractures in the ER, Urgent Care and the office – to use global fracture codes or not?
  • Fracture treatment shared by NPPs and physicians
  • Is that E/M -57 code significant and supported? NEW!

11:30AM - 12:30PM


12:30PM - 2:15PM

Surgical Coding Concepts for:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Hand
  • Foot & Ankle procedures

New and more exercises will spark your coding confidence.

2:15PM - 2:30PM


2:30PM - 3:30PM

Surgical Coding Concepts (continued)

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Hierarchical Condition Categories and Comorbidities

• What’s the connection and why are they important?

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