2019 Spinal Procedures: Documentation, Coding & Understanding

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
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
60 minutes
Product Description

Increase Reimbursement by Confidently Reporting the Full Range of CPT® Codes in 2019

Coding and billing for spinal procedures just got more complicated in 2019. With new techniques, guidelines, and procedures, payers and regulators are scrutinizing spinal procedures more closely than ever before. It is crucial for you to handle your spinal surgical procedures coding and billing accurately—and more carefully. This will not only help prevent denials and audits, but also keep your practice more healthy financially.

Learn how to avoid payment denials and keep your practice financially healthy in this information-packed session by coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught. Vaught will walk you through all the 2019 NCCI guideline changes that are taking place for spinal coding—including the new directive information on add-on codes, primary codes, and bundling issues. She will break down the CPT® codes for cages, show you when to use them, and how to document them. She will discuss the appropriate use of codes 63030; 63042, and 63047; the documentation required to report 63047 with 22633/22630; and ongoing anterior instrumentation when cages are placed. She will also provide useful insight on different payers’ medical necessity issues, as well as Medicare’s policies, to help you get maximum reimbursement in 2019.

After attending this session, you will be confident in your ability to code and document the new and revised spinal surgical procedures. Plus, you will understand the guidelines and intent of the CPT® codes, and know how to correctly report the full range of CPT® codes in 2019.

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • CPT® cage codes (with examples)
  • CPT® and NCCI guidelines on how to select the correct spinal CPT® code based on approach
  • When to use more than one primary code in a family
  • When to use 63030, 63042 and 63047
  • The rule of endoscopy and how to use it appropriately for spinal procedures
  • Payer policies on medical necessity issues to prevent surgery denials

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Practice managers
  • 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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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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