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 make even the most confident coder squirm. But spine procedure coding doesn’t have to be ...
Jan 1st, 2009
Modifiers 54, 55, and 56 come in handy for coordinating care claims By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC All CPT® procedure codes that include a global surgical package consist of three parts: pre-operative services, intra-operative services, and post-operative care (including all related follow-up visits during the global period). On occasion, however, a physician may provide ...