What is orthopedic coding?
As an orthopedic coder, you review physician recommendations for treatments to ensure they are accurate, match the correct billing code to all surgical and non-surgical procedures, and submit the documentation to the insurance company or other departments that require the information.
What is CPT code for evaluate and treat?
The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Evaluation and Management Services 99091-99499 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.
Is orthopedic coding hard?
Orthopedic coding is always tricky because joints are some of the complex parts of the body. In addition to keeping up with all the new and deleted codes, there are also several modifiers coders must keep track of, and the wording of some of them can make it difficult to decide which one to use.
Are there any CPT codes for hand surgery?
But there are several codes that are absolutely specific to the integument of the hand, including nail procedures 11719 – 11765 and some like filleted finger flaps which are completely specific to the hand. There is even a procedure to turn an index finger or toe into a thumb. Would you be confident in knowing how to code these in CPT?
What are the CPT codes for sports medicine?
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Acceptable CPT codes for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Case List GENERAL 20520 Removal of foreign body in muscle or tendon sheath; simple 20525 Removal of foreign body in muscle or tendon sheath; deep or complicated 20920 Fascia lata graft; by stripper
What is the CPT code for Shoulder arthroscopy?
Shoulder – Arthroscopy CPT Code Defined Ctgy Description 23065 Biopsy, soft tissue of shoulder area; superficial 23066 Biopsy, soft tissue of shoulder area; deep 23071 Excision, tumor, soft tissue of shoulder area, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater 23073 Excision, tumor, soft tissue of shoulder area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 cm or greater
What is the CPT code for upper arm surgery?
5 cm or greater 24075 Excision, tumor, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm 24076 Excision, tumor, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 5 cm 24077 Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area; less than 5 cm