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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

CPT®:
Differentiate Between Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty to Solidify Vertebral Fracture Repair Claims
Hint: Read the notes to see if the surgeon created a cavity in the vertebral body. When y... Read more
Tips:
5 Tips Sharpen Your Ankylosing Spondylitis Dx Skills
Turn to M08.1 for juvenile ankylosing spondylitis. Are you scratching your head when it c... Read more
Quiz:
Quick Quiz Tests Your Modifier 78 Smarts
Remember: The subsequent surgery requires a return trip to the OR. In certain situations,... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Identify 5 Steps for 62120
Question: Our neurosurgeon performed a 62120 service. Can you explain what steps he adopte... Read more
Reader Question:
Know Hematoma Type to Select Appropriate Code
Question: The neurosurgeon took a CT scan to confirm that the patient has a subdural hemat... Read more
Reader Question:
Discover Role of EEG Technologist
Question: I noticed that some of the new EEG and VEEG codes for 2020 specify that an EEG t... Read more
Reader Question:
Expert Advice Demystifies Disc Compressions
Question: I'm new to neurosurgery coding, and I'm confused about disc compressions, especi... Read more