Orthopedic 2018 CPT Coding Update


Orthopedics got hit hard again with the 2018 CPT code changes. There are several significant orthopedic-related code changes that you need to make sure you have implemented, or you’ll get massive denials and delayed payments for your claims.

That’s where Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC, CPMA, nationally recognized orthopedic coding expert and trainer, comes in. During her 90-minute, online training session, she’ll break down specifically which new 2018 CPT codes have the biggest impact on your orthopedic practice claims, and walk you through how to implement them faster and easier than you thought possible.

IMPORTANT: The information you’ll receive in this orthopedic-specific online training is based on Lynn’s attendance at the annual American Medical Association’s CPT Symposium in Chicago. This is the official conference on CPT and RVU changes that will affect fee-for-service providers.

Here are just a few of the orthopedic-specific 2018 code changes you’ll receive implementation help with by viewing this practical, specialty-specific 90-minute online training:

  • Master hospital observation status services new code changes
  • Uncover key components to more easily code bone marrow aspiration for spine surgery
  • Stop nerve repair claim denials with documentation specifics
  • Boost reimbursement for chest x-rays by accurately coding for number of views
  • Avoid delayed payments for spinal stenosis patients with new ICD-10-CM codes
  • Correctly code for multi-level compression bandage application now that 29582-83 codes have been deleted
  • Correctly incorporate new NCCI Policy Manual changes for ortho
  • Avoid denials for joint ultrasound claims by unearthing must-have documentation terms
  • And so much more…

You don’t have to face the 2018 orthopedic-specific code changes alone. Don’t delay, sign up today.

Meet Your Expert

Lynn Anderanin
CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSCSr. Director of Coding Education, Healthcare Information Services

She has 35-years experience in all areas of physician practice management, compliance, coding and reimbursement. She leads a team of more than 65 certified professional coders.

She is certified as a professional coder and practice manager. Lynn has spoken at American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) national conferences, workshops, and audio conferences and is a former member of the AAPC’s National Advisory Board. She is also the founder of her Local AAPC Chapter.


I liked the examples given.
Margaret Rogers
Chief Executive Officer, New York Spine Institute