Medical Coding Conferences

Spine Anatomy: What You Don't Know Can Be Trouble

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Prerecorded Event
Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 15, 2012
90 Minutes
Product Description

What, Where, When And How To Create a Clean Claim.

 Understanding anatomy and medical terminology is one of the secrets of knowing how to code spine procedures.  Many coders and billers may only have a limited knowledge of anatomy. What you don’t know could impact your organization’s bottom line.  If you don’t understand the what, where, when and/or how of the spine anatomy, you may not use the correct ICD-9 or CPT® code for pre-authorization, may miss a code when you are coding the procedure note and/or you may not know when you should appeal a denial.

In today’s reimbursement environment, where every dollar counts, it is vital to code and bill each of your provider’s spine procedures correctly the first time. Join Marvel J Hammer RN CPC CCS-P ACS-PM CHCO now and know the answers to the spine anatomy questions and the answer to create a clean claim. 
Sign up with this 90 minutes audio conference and learn to apply spinal anatomy knowledge to ensure accurate coding.

Highlights Of The Session:

  • Demystify the anatomy and physiology of the spinal column.
  • ICD-9 'lingo' that deals directly with the spine, i.e.  how a suffix can change an ICD code: -osis versus –olysis versus -olisthesis.
  • Understand anatomic terms that deal directly with CPT® coding for the spinal procedures i.e. what is the difference between intralaminar and transforaminal.
  • Know the key words in a spine procedure note: What to look for when paravertebral facet joint procedures are to be billed.
  • Improve your coding prowess with a better understanding of what is behind many of the spine procedure codes.

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

 Who should attend? Pain management, Neurology, PM&R, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

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About Our Speaker

Marvel J. Hammer

Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO, is an accomplished professional considerable years of experience both in the business and medical fields. As owner of MJH Consulting and a coding, billing and compliance consultant, she provides documentation, coding and account receivable auditing and compliance evaluations.

enjoys teaching providers and their staff on correct coding and billing and presents nationally on these topics. Her field of specialties includes...   More Info
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