Brain Tumor Excision Vs. Hematoma 2012 Updates

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Jun 20, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

These Tricky Skull Surgery Coding Slip-Ups Could Cost You Big Time.

It's one thing to code for brain tumor excision and quite another to code for hematoma evacuation. This 60-minute audio conference presented by expert speaker Gregory Przybylski, MD, will help you understand the key elements of coding cranial procedures for tumor excision and hematoma removal to ensure complete and accurate identification of the appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes. This session will summarize the pertinent ICD-9 and CPT® 2012 changes. For your better understanding, Greg will walk you through the case scenarios to highlight coding rules.

A few common questions that Greg would be addressing in this session:

  • How do you differentiate complex from simple radio surgery treatment of tumors?
  • How do you choose between skull base codes and craniotomy codes?
  • How do you code endoscopic tumor removal procedures?

Register now for this power packed event and also learn the CPT® changes for 2012, the primary and secondary elements of cranial surgery coding and the rules for coding surgery for intracranial trauma.

Here's What You'll Learn:

  • Discover when ventriculostomy placement is considered separately reportable
  • Understand how to choose appropriate codes for endoscopic and open tumor surgery
  • Find how to code decompressive craniotomy and flap replacement in the global period
  • Understand the primary and secondary elements of cranial surgery coding
  • Learn the elements of tumor coding, including application of skull base surgery 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? Billers & coders, office managers, neurosurgeons billing professionals and compliance officers.

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About Our Speaker

Greg Przybylski - Neurosurgery Coding Expert

Gregory J. Przybylski, MD is Professor of Neurosurgery at Seton Hall University and Interim Chairman of the NJ Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center. For two decades, he has been involved in socioeconomic issues for spinal surgery and neurosurgery. He is a Past-President of the North American Spine Society, the largest professional medical association representing spine care providers. He formerly chaired the AANS-CNS Coding and Reimbursement...   More Info
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