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Sharpen Your Grasp of Spine Procedure Coding to Ensure Appropriate Reimbursements

Product Code: YMPDA012318A

Quick Overview

Medicare and government auditors are on the lookout for high-dollar spine surgeries such as fusions, laminectomies, and laminotomies. Numerous updates are slated to take effect on January 1, 2018, that will affect how doctors document, code, and bill for these procedures. Practices must stay up to date on these changes to ensure proper reimbursement. In this webinar, participants will receive guidance from veteran coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught, who will explain the difference between the various laminectomy, laminotomy, and decompression codes and when it’s appropriate to combine and bill these codes with other spine surgeries.

Price: $199.00

Sharpen Your Grasp of Spine Procedure Coding to Ensure Appropriate Reimbursements

Sharpen Your Grasp of Spine Procedure Coding to Ensure Appropriate Reimbursements

Presented on:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR

Level of Program:
Intermediate                         

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to use the new and revised bone aspiration codes—as well as when this procedure is separately billable with a spinal surgery
  • Know when it’s appropriate to bill corpectomies with other spine surgeries such as laminectomies
  • Understand when it’s appropriate under Medicare to separately report plates and screws with a biomechanical cage implant, and the steps to code these services properly
  • Be able to navigate the decompression, laminotomy, and laminectomy codes and select the correct code, based on the most recent CPT® guidance

Agenda:

  • Changes to CPT codes for bone marrow graft aspiration
  • New CPT guidance for corpectomies—know when it’s appropriate to bill these codes with other spine surgeries such as laminectomies
  • New CCI manual policy for coding of spinal instrumentation, including biomechanical cages, plates, and screws
  • The difference between the various laminectomy, laminotomy, and decompression codes

Who Should Listen?

  • Orthopedic practice coders
  • Coding managers
  • Billers
  • Billing managers

Your Expert Presenter:

Margie Scalley VaughtMargie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena, including more than 20 years in orthopedic coding, billing, and reimbursement. She frequently performs internal audits, provides education and training to physicians and office staff, and helps clinics establish billing and compliance manuals. She is an advisor on orthopedic coding to the Board of Medical Specialty Coding, and she helped develop the Advanced Orthopedic Coding credentialing exam. Vaught has contributed many articles to the AAOS Bulletin, and she serves as consulting editor to Medical Practice Coding Pro and the Orthopedic Coder’s Pink Sheet. 


How the Webinar Works
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In advance of the webinar you will receive a toll free telephone number with dialing instructions and a link to download the course materials. Listen in and follow along live on the web or stream the training On Demand after the live date. Note: On Demand viewers are eligible for CEUs.

There is no limit to the number of staff from your office who can listen to the webinar live via speakerphone* or view On Demand. Access to the On Demand version and its accompanying materials is guaranteed for 90 days from the date of purchase.

When prompted, you will have an opportunity to ask your questions during the live webinar only.

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE?
No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value!

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