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.
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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...
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