Spine Coding and Documentation - Are You Keeping Up With All The New Changes And Bundling Issues?

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Thu, Nov 03, 2016
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Expert Advice on New Changes in Spinal Coding and Bundling Issues


Are you aware of all the new changes in spine coding and the bundling issues? There has been more bundling of imaging guidance both in CPT® and for Medicare patients.

Join expert speaker Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR in this audio session to get insights on new issues as they relate to both CPT® code changes and updated NCCI issues as they relate to spinal procedures. Margie will also help you understand when and how to use 22849; 22851 as well as the discectomy codes.

This 60-minute session will shed light on what is needed in coding and documentation, and when to use modifier 59 appropriately when it comes to spinal surgical procedures. Additionally, Margie will help you understand your given payer/carrier contracts to make sure you follow them if different from Medicare policies.

Session Highlights:

  • Correct reporting of Kyphoplasties and Vertebroplasty CPT® codes and bundling issues
  • When you can report nerve decompression codes such as 63047 with fusion codes such as 22633
  • When and if you can bill for the exploration of fusion code 22830 and when it would be considered bundled
  • Insights on 22830 per CCI and CPT®
  • Understand the proper reporting of 22851
  • The intent of code 22849 reinsertion of instrumentation and when it should or should not be used
  • Update on cage and instrumentation 2017 changes
  • Grafting: How many can you report?
  • Understand the different decompression CPT® codes and when to use
  • Updated payer policies regarding limitations and precertification

Session Agenda:

  • Review of Spinal Procedures
  • CCI Issues
  • Fluoro, CCI and Spine
  • Bundling of Decompression Spine
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty – ICD-10 and Bundling Issues
  • Total Disc Arthroplasty
  • Arthrodesis SI Joint
  • Medicare and ESI
  • Scoliosis vs. Fusion
  • Spine Deformity vs. Arthrodesis Coding
  • Scoliosis Procedures – Payer Policies
  • Imaging Documentation
  • Payer Issues
  • 38220 per CCI and CPT®
  • Spinal Instrumentation Issues
  • Grafting Issues
  • Discectomy and Fusion

Who should attend

Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Spine Surgeons

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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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