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Published 3/22/2022

Subject Matter Experts and Various Resources Available to Address Coding Questions

Experience Orthopaedic Code-X® with live demos Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Engagement Theater in Academy Hall. Get the chance to explore Code-X, ask questions, and learn more about the benefits Code-X provides to practices. Learn how Code-X maximizes payments, provides expert coding guidance at your fingertips, offers the latest continuous content updates, and works seamlessly across all device types. Dig into features including:

  • Quick Calculate
  • Universal Code Search and filtering
  • National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Checker
  • Searching by body systems
  • Global Services Data look-ups

Attendees also can visit the Coding booth located in the Resource Center throughout the week for a chance to explore. Free 30-day trials are also available.

New 2022 editions of the AAOS Coding books will be available for purchase in the Resource Center. Explore the 2022 AAOS Musculoskeletal Coding Guide—a portable guide that provides a solid foundation for the Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT®) coding system and clarifies evaluation and management (E/M) coding.

The guide includes easy-to-use tables to help you avoid penalties and increase revenue. Fun fact: this is the only book that combines E/M coding guidelines with more than 1,700 musculoskeletal CPT codes. The 2022 Complete Global Service Data for Orthopaedic Surgery, which has been extensively reviewed and revised by the AAOS Coding Coverage & Reimbursement Committee, is also available.

Stop by the Resource Center during the Annual Meeting to check out the 2022 editions of the Coding books and explore Code-X. Visit www.aaos.org/coding for more information. The Resource Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.