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May 17th, 2011 - coder007 5 

AAOS coding rules for Orthopedics

Hi,

Can anybody help me to understand the key points in coding orthopedics surgery charts following AAOS (American Association of Orthopedics Surgery) rules? I have heard that their guidelines has some difference from coding using CMS CCI rules, but I do not know the detailed guidelines.

If anyone can help me understand that / provide any web link etc. , that would be most helpful. Thank you!

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May 17th, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

re: AAOS coding rules for Orthopedics

There is a book that the AAOS publishes called the Complete Global Service Data for Orthopedic Surgery. It shows what is bundled into each code.

Start here: http://www.aaos.org/govern/state/organizationaltools/newsletters/AAOSStateNewsletter_December.pdf

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May 17th, 2011 -

re: AAOS coding rules for Orthopedics

I have found that Code X put out by the AAOS is an invaluable tool that provides just about everything you need.

http://www3.aaos.org/product/productpage.cfm?code=05217

They provide you with printable global data, CCI edits and RVU's



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May 25th, 2011 - coder007 5 

re: AAOS coding rules for Orthopedics

Wow! Thanks very much to both of you!!!! :-)

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