Brain Tumor Excision Vs. Hematoma 2012 Updates
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: Request for replay on any day
Length: 60 Minutes
Speaker:Gregory Przybylski, MD
Brain Tumor Excision vs. Hematoma Evacuation.

Coding for brain tumor excision and hematoma evacuation are two different things. Join Gregory Przybylski, MD,for this 60-minute audio conference to understand the crucial elements of coding cranial procedures for tumor excision and hematoma removal to guarantee complete and correct identification of the apt diagnostic and procedure codes. This session will give you an overview of the relevant ICD-9 and CPT 2012 changes with the instances of actual case scenarios to highlight coding rules.

Register now for this power packed event and learn:

  • 2012 CPT changes
  • the primary and secondary elements of cranial surgery coding
  • coding surgery rules for intracranial trauma. 
Highlights Of The Session:
  • Learn when ventriculostomy placement is considered separately reportable
  • Know how to select accurate codes for endoscopic and open tumor surgery
  • Discover how to code decompressive craniotomy and flap replacement in the global period
  • Know the primary and secondary elements involved in cranial surgery coding
  • Understand the elements of tumor coding, including application of skull base surgery codes
About Our Speaker
Gregory Przybylski, MD is Professor of Neurosurgery at Seton Hall University and Director of Neurosurgery at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. For more than a decade, he has been involved in socioeconomic issues for neurosurgery. Currently, he chairs the AANS-CNS Coding and Reimbursement Committee, and is immediate past chair of the CSNS Reimbursement Committee, the AANS Professional Development Coding Courses, the NASS Coding Update Courses and Socioeconomic Council Director for NASS. He represents neurosurgery at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee and was former advisor to the CPT Editorial Panel and a member of the Practice Expense Advisory Committee. He will be 1st vice-president of the North American Spine Society in November. In the public sector, he has completing his appointment to the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and was will be a member of the CMS Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification. In the private insurance sector, he serves on the Physician Advisory Board of Humana and the Spine Advisory Board of United Healthcare.