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CPT/PCS Spinal Anatomy and Pathology On-Demand

(90 customer reviews)

Individual pricing: $25.00


This webinar was released on January 21, 2021.

This webinar is no longer eligible for CEUs. The webinar recording will be available until January 31, 2023.



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).

Purchasing Details

  • Individual Purchase: Entitles individual access to the on-demand webinar.
  • Group Purchase: The on-demand webinar may be shared with others within your healthcare facility. You will receive an email from Haugen Webinars with a unique link to share with your team.
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90 reviews for CPT/PCS Spinal Anatomy and Pathology On-Demand

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  17. Nancy

    liked the anatomy education–needed as a foundation for spinal disorders. Presenters were professional and easy going in their learning approach

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  33. Lisa

    PLEASE keep continuing these PCS webinars coming!!!

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  39. Nancy

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

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  41. 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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  46. Abigail

    Great job as always!!

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  50. Patricia

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

  51. Courtney

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

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  53. 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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  57. Natalie

    side by side comparisons are very helpful

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  60. Sherry

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

  61. Bernadette

    The different terms are super helpful.

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  63. Christin

    excellent webinar

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  68. 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.

  69. Nabila

    Excellent information!!

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  73. 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!

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    Helpful definitions of spondylolysis vs spondylolithesis

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  84. Rachel

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

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  87. Julianne

    Understanding the anatomy will help me when coding spinal procedures.

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