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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

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
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
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