You must be aware of the current changes in CPT® code and NCCI guidelines relating to spinal procedures. There is more bundling of imaging guidance taking place both in CPT® and for Medicare patients in 2015. Also, Chapter 4 of the NCCI guidelines cover more issues of when you can use modifier 59 for a spinal decompression with a fusion and when you can’t use. Further, CCI has given their opinion as to when can you report re-exploration of a fusion along with re-fusion codes.
Get updated on Spinal Coding for 2015 with expert Margie Scalley Vaught in this information-packed session and understand the coding and documentation changes for spinal surgical procedures. Learn how and when to use modifier 59 appropriately in spinal surgical procedures. Margie will also provide insights regarding understanding your given payer/carrier contracts to make sure you follow them if different from Medicare policies.
Plus, she will discuss when you should use the re-insertion code 22849 and when you should not, and other such important issues.
Who should attend
Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Spine Surgeons
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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