As you know, many spine surgeries involve two surgeons (of either the same specialty or different specialties) working together to perform these highly complex cases. But did you know that CPT has specific guidelines as to which CPT codes you can report as co-surgery cases, while the Medicare guidelines relative to these same cases are different? To report co-surgery for spine cases, you must understand the different guidelines and how to apply them.
This session will include tables that will help you understand the co-surgery reimbursements from Medicare in comparison to when the CPT guidelines are utilized. You will also uncover the proper use of modifiers for these cases. That way you’ll avoid denials that delay payment.
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Who should attend? Physicians, coders, billers, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, surgery schedulers and pre-authorization staff. Administrators and practice Managers
Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA,CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics. Lynn is currently a workshop and audio presenter. She is a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and...
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