CPT/PCS Spinal Anatomy and Pathology On-Demand

(69 customer reviews)

Individual pricing: $35.00

The CEUs for this webinar will expire on 1.31.22, but the webinar recording will be available until 1.31.23.



The road to coding spinal fusions and other procedures is a sound knowledge of anatomy of the vertebrae, spinal cord, nerve roots, and intervertebral joints.  Join us for the first in a series of webinars addressing CPT and PCS coding for spinal procedures.  This webinar will present a thorough review of the anatomy of the spine and discuss common spinal disorders that may require spinal fusion.  This is not your average anatomy session!  This will set you up for success in our future CPT and PCS spinal fusion webinars.


  • Differentiate between vertebral segments and joints
  • Identify components of the anterior and posterior columns of the spine
  • Label the individual components of a vertebral segment
  • Differentiate between spondylosis, spondylolysis, and spondylolisthesis

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Target Audience

  • Facility inpatient coders
  • Facility outpatient coders
  • Professional fee coders
  • Compliance & revenue integrity professionals
  • Coding auditors & educators
  • Clinic managers
  • Coding managers
  • Providers


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).

Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Kristi is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of industry experience and is the author of a delightfully funny blog dedicated to the profession of coding.  Kristi has an extensive background in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding as well as code-based reimbursement.  She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding including vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics and obstetrics.

Kristi has served the Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) as board Director, co-chair of the Data Quality Committee, and co-chair for the ICD-10 Task Force. She is also a past president of the Northern Colorado Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA). Kristi devotes extra time to mentoring current and future coders through her Coder Coach blog and is the proud recipient of the 2011 AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring. She has also received awards from CHIMA for Distinguished Member (2018) and Outstanding Volunteer (2013) and from AHIMA for Roundtable Achievement in Coding Excellence (RACE).

CE Credits

The CEUs for this webinar will expire on 1.31.22, but the webinar recording will be available until 1.31.23.

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.

Purchasing Details

  • Individual Purchase: Entitles you to access the live webinar from a single device, plus individual access to the recorded webinar post event.
  • Group Purchase: Entitles you to access the live webinar from a single device, but you may invite all interested parties within your employed organization to attend the live event with you. For individuals to receive CEU’s from the live event, their name must be submitted on the post-event survey. The recorded event may be shared with others in your organization post event.
  • If your organization requires and invoice to proceed with this registration, you may select that option at check out or contact us at 720-502-7690.
  • Visit our FAQ page for technical requirements and instructions to obtain CEUs.
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69 reviews for CPT/PCS Spinal Anatomy and Pathology On-Demand

  1. Suzonne

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  3. Phyllis

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  6. Georgette

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  12. Lisa

    PLEASE keep continuing these PCS webinars coming!!!

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  14. Kathy

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  18. Nancy

    the easy way of remembering the break down of the spine using breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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  20. Susan

    I like seeing all the spine conditions presented in one place. We see such a variety in the day to day work, and it was helpful to sort of ‘compare’

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  25. Abigail

    Great job as always!!

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  29. Patricia

    fantastic presentation !!! thank You’all so much !

  30. Courtney

    Excellent information, basic but much needed when coding spinal fusions.

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  32. Joel

    This was well written and well presented. it was also presented in a timely manner as not to rush through it.

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  34. Beverly

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  36. Natalie

    side by side comparisons are very helpful

  37. Andy

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  39. Sherry

    I very much enjoyed the way she taught how to differentiate the terminology.

  40. Bernadette

    The different terms are super helpful.

  41. Shelly

  42. Christin

    excellent webinar

  43. Dorothy

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  47. Charmon

    Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis. Actually, was all very interesting. Do have back pain with some degeneration, so always fun to hear more about what we experience personally. Easier to relate to.

  48. Nabila

    Excellent information!!

  49. Mytuyet

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  52. Anne

    The anatomy and the disease processes were very informative and taught in a very understandable way. Excellent presentation will take others in the future. Thank you!

  53. Lynne

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  56. Haugen Customer

    Helpful definitions of spondylolysis vs spondylolithesis

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  63. Rachel

    loved the photos, and the concept of breaking out a complicated topic into a longer series

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  66. Julianne

    Understanding the anatomy will help me when coding spinal procedures.

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