Presenters at this session will discuss spinal fusion coding, which continues to be an area that many struggle with due to the complexity of coding these procedures and their confusing documentation. An understanding of spinal anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and surgical descriptions included in operative reports is required to achieve correct coding assignment for spinal fusions. We will review both ICD-10-PCS and CPT spinal fusion codes.
After completing this session, attendees will:
• Have knowledge about how to accurately assign the characters of a spinal fusion procedure code.
• Be aware of the procedures performed during a spinal fusion that are considered integral to the fusion and are not assigned additional codes—versus those not considered to be integral and are assigned separate codes.
Published February 16, 2021
- HAHIMA/AHIMA Member: $30
- Non-Member: $45
# of CEs: 1.0 Revenue Cycle Management
This educational offering has been approved for continuing education credit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
CEUs are accepted from programs sponsored by AHIMA national offices and the state or regional AHIMA branches. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation.
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