Sunday, April 26
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 153C; BCEC
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $420
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $130
Director(s): Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS
Faculty: Robert R. Johnson II, MD, FAANS; Mark E. Oppenlander, MD, FAANS ; Kim Pollock, RN, MBA; John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS; Scott Douglas Simon, MD, FAANS; Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS; Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD, FAANS ; Anand Veeravagu, MD
Based on the AANS Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery course, this practical clinic provides a fresh update and summary of the 2019-2020 CPT and ICD-10 coding changes through the lens of case-based, comprehensive examples following continuum of care and adds insights about practice management with specific consideration for hospital-employed surgeons. The course reviews best-practice coding rules that affect neurosurgeons. The faculty are key figures in the development, revision and valuation of CPT codes and offer insight into current coding rules.
Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply new and revised 2019-20 neurosurgical CPT codes to key neurosurgical services.
- Discuss key concepts in reporting neurosurgical CPT codes and modifiers to effectively describe professional surgical and E&M work.
- Explain fundamental differences between ICD-10 nomenclature and ICD-9 nomenclature in reporting neurosurgical diagnoses.