In this episode Augment hosts Jenna A. Bernstein, MD and Peter A. Gold, MD are joined by AAHKS Advocacy Committee member Stephen M. Engstrom, MD, MBA and AAHKS Health Policy Fellow Christopher Skeehan, MD to discuss the use of Principle Care Management (PCM) CPT codes to capture the pre-optimization work that is done to prepare TJA patients for surgery. Discussion includes the history of PCM codes, how they can be used to capture pre-optimization time and requirements for billing for these codes. For more details on the PCM codes, watch this AAOS webinar, read the AAOSNow coding article and review the AAOS quick coding guide. You can also look up the codes and vignettes in CPT Assistant. Listen here, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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