2018 CPT® Updates for Spinal Procedure Coding

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Tue, Feb 06, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Insights on the 2018 Spinal Procedure Coding Updates

Spinal coding has to grapple with new issues and new CPT® code changes related to spinal procedures this year. Coders, billers and physicians working in spinal procedure practices must be aware of these changes to ensure maximum reimbursement this year. You need to be well-informed and prepared for the changes and challenges.

Join this session, where expert Margie Scalley Vaught, will discuss the changes that will impact your reimbursements for spinal surgical procedures in 2018. Margie will cover the new and revised CPT® codes for spinal procedure, as well as the CPT® codes that are no longer in use in 2018. You will also get the tips and strategies to avoid denials and get maximum reimbursements from Medicare as well as private insurance companies.

Session Highlights

  • List of 2018 CPT® code additions for spinal procedures
  • CPT® code deletions for spinal procedures in 2018
  • CPT® code revisions impacting spinal procedures in 2018
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2018
  • Documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in denials

Session Agenda

  • 22830 per CCI and CPT®
  • Fluoroscopy with CCI and spine
  • Bundling of decompression spine
  • CCI clarification on cages and plates for anterior spinal procedures
  • Bone grafting section
  • New bone marrow aspiration coding
  • Changes in codes 38220 and 38221
  • Spinal instrumentation issues
  • New cage codes with guidelines
  • Examples from CPT®
  • Guidelines for RVU values
  • New codes for interspinous distraction
  • Spine deformity vs. Arthrodesis coding
  • Discectomy and Fusion
  • Osteotomy codes
  • Updated spinal guidelines
  • Endoscopic discectomy
  • Epidural injections
  • ESI codes with catheter placement
  • Recommended documentation for spinal surgery

Who Should Attend

The ideas and strategies discussed in this webinar will be relevant to:

  • Coders
  • Providers
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Practice manager
  • Spine surgeons

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

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About Our Speaker

Margie Scalley Vaught - Wound Care Coding Expert

With over 30+ years’ experience in the Healthcare arena, in positions from nurse’s aide to ward clerk and medical transcriptionist to office manager, Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, understands how offices are structured.  Margie spent twenty years in the field of Orthopedics.  She obtained Certified Professional Coder (CPC) designation in 1995 from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), where she served...   More Info
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