Author "Kim Pollock"

By Kim Pollock
May 1st, 2017
There are many 2017 CPT® code changes pertaining to spine procedures. Here’s a rundown of the most significant changes. Removal of Moderate Sedation Inclusion The moderate sedation symbol (¤) was removed from the vertebroplasty (22510-22512) and vert...
By Kim Pollock
Mar 1st, 2017
CPT 2017 captures the most up to date clinical services for ear, nose, and throat specialists. CPT® 2017 brings several code changes for otorhinolaryngology, a specialty that has seen few, if any, code changes in the past several years. The changes ar...
By Kim Pollock
Nov 15th, 2016
CPT® tells us when not to separately report the use of an operating microscope. We’ll tell you when you should. By Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP Many otolaryngologists use an operating microscope when performing ear procedures in the operating room...
By Kim Pollock
Sep 1st, 2013
Five principles will help you capture appropriate charges for spine surgeries. “It seems like coding spine cases is as complicated as doing the surgery,” said a spine surgeon at his first coding training session with me. Spine procedure coding can mak...