Orthopaedic Coding Resources

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KZA Coding Coaches answer specialty-specific coding questions every other week.

“Shave Technique”

My physician documents a biopsy via “shave technique”. Is this the correct way to document a biopsy and report the procedure with 11100?

Adjacent Tissue Transfer

If I undermine the ear to close a keloid defect of can I use the adjacent tissue transfer code 14060?

Advancement Flap

My physician excised a malignant skin lesion from the left cheek measuring 2.0 cm. The defect was repaired with a rotational advancement flap with total primary and secondary defect area of 4.75 sq cm. I submitted my claim with CPT 14040 (advancement flap), 12052-51 (repair), and 11642-51 (malignant lesion excision). My claim was denied. Did I code this correctly?

Approved Telehealth Platforms

Approved Telehealth Platforms

April 2, 2020 Question: Now that we aren’t limited to HIPAA compliant software, can we use any app or platform...

Assistant Surgeon Payments

We are seeing payers ask for payment back when we use Modifier 80 for assistant surgeon. Is there a reason why they would take the payment back?

Webinars

MIPS Made Easier for Surgeons

MIPS Made Easier for Surgeons

More Info You Will Learn This webinar will cover orthopaedics, ENT, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, and general surgery.  ...

Hand Coding II

Hand Coding II

Build on your knowledge of hand coding. This course addresses the granular nature of coding and documenting hand fractures and...

Hand Coding I

Hand Coding I

Staff and managers new to hand coding who want to code correctly for common hand procedures will find good value...

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