Live- Spinal Fusions and ICD-10-PCS

Webinars - Live
3/28/2017 12:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM (CST)

Do you really understand ICD-10-PCS coding for spinal fusions? There are ongoing controversies related to spinal fusions, but this session clears up the confusion to make way for better coding accuracy. During this webinar, the audience comes to understand the different surgical techniques for fusing the spine and how they enhance proper assignment of qualifier values. The presentation explores the typical and atypical spinal elements in the anterior and posterior column of the spine and the three-column theory of spinal stability. Next follows a discussion of the osteogenic, osteoinductive, and osteoconductive properties inherent to bone grafting that help facilitate spinal fusion, as well as a brief review of various autograft, allograft, and synthetic options available for bone grafting in spinal fusion. Subsequently, there will be an examination of the code tables and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting specific to spinal fusion and their impact on determining body part and device values. There will be a discussion of three controversial areas of spinal fusion coding. Finally, a review of spinal column elements will be conducted, including information on how they can facilitate accurate spinal fusion coding in PCS. Get the facts on spinal coding in ICD-10-PCS. Join this webinar to improve your coding accuracy.  


  • Understand the different surgical techniques for fusing the spine and how they enhance proper assignment of qualifier values.
  • Learn the properties inherent to bone grafting and how it impacts spinal fusion
  • Review the proper ways to count spinal levels in fusions to arrive at correct body part values.
  • Examine some ongoing coding controversies related to spinal fusions.
  • Master the hierarchy behind appropriate device value reporting.

Who Should Attend

Coders, CDI Specialist, Coding Managers, HIM Directors, Coding Supervisors, HIM Educators, HIM Managers

Attending a live seminar: Audio seminars last 60 minutes, beginning at 12:00 noon Central Time. Registrants receive instructions for login at least 24 hours before the live event, along with a link to access the seminar resource book.


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