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Articles published in October, 2012

Surgeon Roundtable: ICD-10 Code Implementation

by ORTHOPRENEUR Editorial Board | Oct 2012

What do you expect to gain from the implementation of ICD-10 codes? What steps have you taken for the new code implementation? What challenges have arisen, and how are you facing them?  ... Read more »

Silicon Nitride Material in Orthopaedic Implants: Features and Benefits

by Eric Olson, Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D. and Grant A. Skidmore, M.D. | Oct 2012

Silicon Nitride is a strong, heat resistant material that can be manufactured into many forms providing specific benefits for different types of surgical implants. Depending on the manufacturing process, the material can be very dense or porous, and the surface can be highly polished or texturized. ... Read more »

CMS Pilot Program: Auditing Spine Fusion

by Barbara Cataletto, MBA, CPC | Oct 2012

CMS commenced a pilot program that involves auditing a spine practice staple: spine fusion. DRG 460 represents a spine fusion, not including cervical, and is characteristically the basic code utilized for spinal fusion for our patient base that does not involve large deformity corrections, tumors or ... Read more »

Orthopaedic Coding Q&A: Arthroscopic Biceps Repair, Chondroplasty and Meniscal Repair

by The Coding Coach | Oct 2012

The Coding Coach addresses orthopaedic coding questions and hot-button coding issues. In this round: Arthroscopic Biceps Repair, Arthroscopic Excision of the Clavicle, Chondroplasty and Meniscal Repair. Arthroscopic Biceps Repair Question: Our surgeon is looking for a CPT code for an arthroscopic ... Read more »

Generics in Orthopaedics: How to Implement the Impossible

by Blair Rhode, M.D. | Oct 2012

Generic Orthopaedic ImplantsBlair Rhode, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon,Rhode Orthopedic Group   Dr. Rhode discusses the current state and future of generic orthopaedic implants at OMTEC 2013.  People don't change (or buy) until the personal pain of change is less th ... Read more »