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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

CCI 25.0 Update:
Conquer New Implanted Neurostimulator CCI Edits
Remember: Always check the modifier indicator. You've learned about the 2019 CPT® code a... Read more
2019 Update:
Discover 3 Tips for Reporting Spinal Arthrodesis from CCI Edits Policy Manual
Know the rules when surgeon performs arthrodesis across multiple interspaces. The 2019 up... Read more
Modifiers:
Reporting Assistant Surgeons? Discover Which Modifiers You Can Append
Hint: Reserve modifier 82 for cases in a teaching hospital when a qualified resident is no... Read more
Reader Question:
Set This Critical Care Puzzle Straight
Question: During a recent critical care encounter, Dr. A spent 30 minutes with the patient... Read more
Reader Question:
Hone in on This Code for Removal of Previously Placed Spinal Catheter
Question: What CPT® code should we report if the neurosurgeon removed a previously placed... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Understand When to Correctly Append Modifier 24
Question: The surgeon completed a L5 laminectomy on a patient. Two months later, the patie... Read more