Online Training Course

Prod ID: 405
Coding & Billing for Podiatry

Procedures and services related to the foot are very specific and can be quite confusing because of the medical necessity requirements and restrictions on the conditions that can be treated. This program will discuss these regulations and guidelines to offer a better understanding of when these services are payable. Ensure that you are accurately coding and billing for Podiatry services.

CEUs

1

Length

62 min

Price

$99.00

Medicare as well as other insurance carriers have specific policies. These requirements can change at any time so knowing the current requirements is critical. 

Topics covered:

  1. When do the Q modifiers need to be added to procedures related to foot care.
  2. Obtaining the appropriate treating physician information and reporting it on Podiatry claims.
  3. Looking at the payable diagnosis(es) codes for podiatry services.
  4. Coding for custom inserts for diabetic patients
  5. Routine office procedures performed in foot care
  6. Reimbursement for flat foot
  7. Diabetic shoes 

Lynn Anderanin

CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC


Lynn is the Sr. Coding Educator for Healthcare Information Services, a revenue cycle management and consulting service in the Chicagoland area. Prior to relocating to Chicago, Lynn was the Billing Office Manager and surgical coder for Hand Surgery Associates, now Michigan Surgery Specialists in the Detroit Area.  She has over 39 years of experience in all areas of the physician practice including Practice Administrator, Billing Manager, and Director of Operations.  Her experience is primarily in the specialties of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Hematology/Oncology. She has been a speaker for many conferences, including the AAPC National Conferences and Workshops, Community Colleges, Audio Conferences, Certification classes, and Webinars.  Lynn became a CPC in 1993, a Certified Instructor in 2002, a Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder in 2009, an examination in which she participated in creating. She passed the Certified Practice Manager exam in 2015, the Certified Medical Auditor exam in 2016, and the Certified Professional Biller exam in 2021. Lynn is the founder of the first local chapter of the AAPC in Chicago, which is now 25 years old, and a former member of the AAPC National Advisory Board as well as several other committees for the AAPC.

Learn the CPT and ICD-10 codes required for proper billing and what the medical necessity and documentation requirements are in order to effectively pass an audit by CMS or a commercial carrier.

Content assumes general knowledge of coding and reimbursement. No additional outside resources are required for participation. 

Medicare as well as other insurance carriers have specific policies related to nail debridement, treatment of corns and calluses, flat foot, and bunions, just to name a few conditions. This sessions will review CPT and ICD-10 codes to know when the patient will be responsible for services or what the medical necessity and Documentation requirements are in order to effectively pass an audit by CMS or a commercial carrier. If the patient does not meet the medical necessity requirements, working with the patient on payment of these services can be an important part of having a successful profitable practice. These requirements can change at any time so knowing the current requirements is critical.

Topics covered:

  1. When do the Q modifiers need to be added to procedures related to foot care.
  2. Obtaining the appropriate treating physician information and reporting it on Podiatry claims.
  3. Looking at the payable diagnosis(es) codes for podiatry services.
  4. Coding for custom inserts for diabetic patients
  5. Routine office procedures performed in foot care
  6. Reimbursement for flat foot
  7. Diabetic shoes

Course includes 6 months On Demand access to pre-recorded instruction and digital companion material.

Comments from past participants:

“The speaker provided excellent content.”

“It was very informative and the handouts were great to have instead of trying to take notes and pay attention.”

“Subjects covered are very helpful and informative.

 

 

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