Spinal ICD-9 and CPT Coding
Get the Complete Picture for Accurate Reimbursement
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by Briefings on APCs
Presented on July 28, 2011
Correct coding of spinal procedures requires a solid understanding of spinal anatomy and surgical procedures. Coders need to be able to tie the correct diagnosis to the correct procedure to ensure accurate reimbursement.
They should also be able to recognize and extract billable procedures and supporting diagnoses accurately from the body of the operative report.
During this two-hour audio conference, our speakers will discuss common coding errors for spinal diagnoses and procedures, provide tips and strategies to ensure proper code selection, and offer suggestions about how to reduce audit and compliance risks. They will show you what you need to look for in the documentation and give you tips to work with physicians to make sure you have the information you need.
At the end of the program you will be able to:
- Apply spinal anatomy knowledge to ensure accurate coding
- Describe the relationship between a properly documented diagnosis and the related procedure
- Explain the elements of spinal surgery
- Determine the correct coding for common spinal surgical procedures
- Identify risk areas in spinal surgery coding and apply best practices to overcome them
- Spinal anatomy
- Diagnosis coding
- E codes
- Building blocks of spinal surgery coding
- Coding and documentation for common spinal procedures
- Coding variances based on presenting Pathology
- Degenerative vs Deformity
- Neoplasm vs degeneration
- Risk areas and best practices
- A question and answer session follows the presentation.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Shelley C. Safian, MAOM/HSM, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, CHA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS, is working on her dissertation for a PhD in Health Care Administration at Capella University. She is one of the outpatient coding experts for HCPro's JustCoding.
Kristi Stumpf MCS-P, CPC, COSC, ACS-OR, is senior orthopaedic coder and auditor for the The Coding Network based in Beverly Hills, CA. She has 35 years experience in the healthcare field in a variety of roles.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
AAPC: This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor.
AHIMA: This program has been approved for 2.0 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Primary: HIM managers, outpatient coding staff, compliance staff, chargemaster coordinators
Secondary: Finance, clinical staff, nursing staff
BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED IN YOUR MATERIAL PACKET
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive a slide presentation of the program materials as well as Illustrations of spinal anatomy.
In addition to the regular participation options for HC Pro audio conferences—live, CD, or combination packages—we are pleased to offer another option, audio on-demand. Audio on-demand allows you to download the program and play it back at your convenience through your computer or MP3 player. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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SOURCE CODE: EHCPR