Sunday, April 14

7:30 am - 4:30 pm


024 CPT Coding Update with ICD-10 for Neurosurgeons: Coding Concepts by Case Example

Physician Fee: $600
Non-member Fee: $420
Neurosurgical Team Member Fee: $130

Director(s): Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS

Faculty: Peter Douglas Angevine, MD, MPH, FAANS; Robert R. Johnson II, MD, FAANS; Kim Pollock, RN, MBA; John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS; Scott Douglas Simon, MD, FAANS; Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, FAANS

Based on the AANS Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery course, this practical clinic provides a summary of the 2019 CPT coding changes, including the recent ICD-10 implementation. The course reviews up-to-date coding rules that affect neurosurgeons. The faculty are key figures in the development, revision and valuation of CPT codes and offer insight into current coding rules.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Apply new and revised 2019 neurosurgical CPT codes to key neurosurgical services.
  • Discuss key concepts in reporting neurosurgical CPT codes and modifiers to effectively describe professional surgical and E&M work.
  • Explain fundamental differences between ICD-10 nomenclature and ICD-9 nomenclature in reporting neurosurgical diagnoses.