Coding For Same Day Anterior-Posterior Spine Procedures: Four Myths Clarified

Coding For Same Day Anterior-Posterior Spine Procedures: Four Myths Clarified – November / December 2012
by Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Coding and billing for anterior-posterior spine procedures can almost be as complex as performing the procedure, particularly if you aren’t familiar with the nuances of the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) codes. Many physicians and coders have received erroneous advice from wellmeaning colleague physicians, coders and even coding consultants. The top four coding and billing myths for anterior-posterior spine surgery on the same day will be clarified in this article.

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