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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Coding strategy:

Build Flawless Claims For Spinal Procedures

Precise units, levels, modifiers, and payer preferences are key. You may be at higher risk reduced payment for spine procedures as your surgeon may operate at multiple levels and on one or both slides. One possible miss may be incorrectly reporting a bilateral procedure on a claim. To add to the complexity, you may need to additionally report spinal instrumentation [...]