Spinal instrumentation is a method of keeping the spine stiff after spinal fusion surgery. It is used to treat the deformities of the spine owing to birth defects, fractures, scoliosis, spine diseases, and other injuries. When the spine no longer maintains its normal shape, and nerve damage occurs, different kinds of instrumentation (made of metal/titanium) are inserted into the spine. The instrumentation is typically comprised of pedicle screws, rods, plates, intervertebral cages, hooks and rods.
Guidelines in spinal instrumental coding: New techniques and technologies for spinal instrumentation are moving faster than codes can keep up. What’s more, procedures come in a variety of configurations, which are often puzzling. While coding, these procedures could prove to be tricky. In a nutshell, unique coding guidelines and billing requirements for spinal instrumentation test the knowledge of even the most experienced neurosurgery coders.
So, if you want to be on track the next time a spinal instrumentation procedure hits your desk, you’ll do well to attend quick and convenient audio conference that will coach you on what you need to know about spinal instrumentation coding. What’s more is that you’ll walk away with the know-how to determine proper reimbursement and avoid any inappropriate payment denials.
Audio conferences will also help you get the low down on spinal anatomy and definition, common types of posterior and anterior instrumentation and how they translate to codes, real life examples of instrumentation coding, new technologies and the latest codes, and so much more.
Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, coders and billers, office managers and compliance officers, health insurance company claim processors – will all return enriched after attending these audio conferences.