Following up on the spinal anatomy webinar, this presentation shows how to approach spinal fusion coding education in an organized and methodical manner. If you are new to coding for spinal fusion procedures or feel a little discombobulated when approaching these op reports, this is a webinar you can’t afford to miss.
- List the four categories of spinal procedures related to fusion
- Identify the number of codes needed to code spinal fusion procedures
- Assign codes to a spinal fusion case
Deanna Upston, CPMA, CPC, COSC
Deanna is a consultant for The Haugen Consulting Group with over 20 years of health care industry experience. Her introduction was through medical assisting, which she enjoyed for several years. Once she was established at a surgeon’s office, she started coding their surgical cases and discovered that was her favorite part of the day. Deanna has experience working on the professional fee side of coding, audit, education and compliance serving coders and physicians. She has put together multiple education sessions for both provider and coder. She also has experience working as an analyst in which she validated the integrity of editing logic during the implementation of claim scrubbing software. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder (COSC).
CEUs are available to all participants, live or recorded.
This webinar has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.