Coding and Billing for Spinal Cord Stimulation/Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty

Event Information
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Prerecorded Event
Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn Coding and Billing for Spinal Cord Stimulation, Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty


Coding and billing for advanced pain management procedures, especially spinal cord stimulation, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, is rife with complexities and challenges. Keeping yourself educated and updated is the only way you can ensure accurate coding and billing for your practice.

Join this informative session with expert speaker Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, where she addresses the common challenges with coding advanced pain management procedures including spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty.

Amy will also discuss the reimbursement changes for 2017 and provide tips to locate information in a procedure note, as well as identify resources to assist with coding these complex cases. She will provide practical insights by looking at actual operative notes and discussing the coding scenario.

Session Highlights

  • Medical necessity for neuromodulation: Is patient diagnosis medically necessary for this procedure?
  • Clear up the confusion regarding the appropriate CPT® codes to report for SCS revision and replacement—both for pulse generator and the leads themselves
  • Are the leads billable in a spinal cord stimulator trial?
  • The difference between kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty: Medical necessity for each procedure and what is billable in an office setting
  • Billing moderate sedation for each procedure

Session Agenda

  • Introduction to spinal cord stimulation
  • Commonly seen ICD-10 codes
  • LCD and payer policies
  • New technologies
  • Dorsal column vs. dorsal root ganglion
  • Trial coding
  • Percutaneous lead
  • External trialing system
  • Permanent implant coding
  • Insertion/ removal/ revision of pulse generator
  • Complications/ revisions
  • ICD-10 codes complications
  • Removal, revision, replacement percutaneous lead(s)
  • Analysis without programming
  • Simple and complex programming
  • Documentation of programming
  • Coding examples
  • Balloon kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty coding
  • Vertebroplasty coding

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billing Managers
  • Office managers
  • Physicians wanting to learn more about coding

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About Our Speaker

Amy Turner

Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC has worked most of her career in the Pain Management field.  Her focus is on compliance and appropriate documentation.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of HealthCare Management from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.  Amy’s combination of clinical experience and coding & billing offers insights that speak well to both the clinician and the billing & coding expert.

Amy has 19 years...   More Info
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