This course includes a discussion of anatomy as it pertains to coding for fractures and injuries of the hand. Hand Coding 1 is an excellent complement to this course but is not a pre-requisite.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Understand the granularity needed to correctly code and document hand fractures, tendon injuries, and nerve injuries.
- Appropriately use CPT and ICD-10-CM codes for these fractures and injuries.
- Identify what is included in the CPT codes and what constitutes unbundling.
- Understand the appropriate use of modifiers.
Module 1: Hand Fractures
Module 2: Tendon Injuries
Module 3: Nerve Injuries
Raymond Janevicius, MD
Janevicius Consulting Corporation
Raymond Janevicius is a nationally recognized expert in plastic surgery and hand surgery coding with over 30 years of 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.