Procedure Coding Made Simple: Five Principles Will Help You Capture Appropriate Charges for Spine Surgeries

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cover_AAPC_Sept2013_Procedure-Coding-Made-Simple_KPProcedure Coding Made Simple: Five Principles Will Help You Capture Appropriate Charges for Spine Surgeries – September 2013
by Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

“It seems like coding spine cases is as complicated as doing the surgery,” said a spine surgeon at his first coding training session with me.

Spine procedure coding can make even the most confident coder squirm. But spine procedure coding doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s quite formulaic. Follow these five principles and spine procedure coding will go from scary to simple.

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