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AANS
Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery

New in 2023

The AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery course has evolved to better accommodate the needs of our participants. This live, online course will be offered in February, May/June and October of 2023 and has been divided into three subspecialties:

Spine Focused Coding: Decompression to Deformity

Cranial Focused Coding: Open Vascular, Tumor, Endovascular and Trauma

Pediatrics and Functional Focused Coding

Each subspecialty will allow for a deeper dive into individual topics and offer information on neurosurgery coding and billing principles as well as practice management pearls.

Each course offering will contain at least two of these subspecialties. For more information, reference below.

2023 Managing Coding and Reimbursement in Neurosurgery Winter
Date Topic(s)
2/16-2/17/23 Spine Focused Coding Course
2/23-2/24/23 Cranial Focused Coding Course Open Vascular, Tumor, Endovascular and Trauma
2023 Managing Coding and Reimbursement in Neurosurgery Spring
Date Topic(s)
5/18-5/19/23 Spine Focused Coding Course
6/8-6/9/23 Cranial Focused Coding Course Open Vascular, Tumor, Endovascular and Trauma
6/16/23 Pediatrics and Functional Focused Coding Course
2023 Managing Coding and Reimbursement in Neurosurgery Fall
Date Topic(s)
10/12 - 10/13/23 Cranial Focused Coding Course Open Vascular, Tumor, Endovascular and Trauma
10/19-10/20/23 Spine Focused Coding Course

 

Overview

The AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgerycourse trains clinical, professional and administrative staff to recognize the implications of quality reporting and deliver the most up-to-date ICD-10 and CPT coding specific to neurosurgical practice. Through hands-on training and experience, attendees learn to accurately apply and assign CPT codes for common neurosurgical procedures. Attendees are exposed to high quality, reliable and effective practice management content important for staying compliant with ever-changing regulations.

Course Co-directors

John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS
Stanford University Medical Center

Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD, FAANS
Barrow Neurological Institute

CME Credit

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

CEU Credit

This program has prior approval from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for up to 23.0 continuing education hours. Prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. The AAPC approval index number(s) for the 2023 AANS Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery course is valid thru December 31, 2023.

Registration
Now Open

Winter Course Registration

Winter Course - Spine and Cranial Focused Coding Registration
Spine Focused Coding Course
Time Topic(s)
Day 1 1:00-1:45 pm Highlights of 2023 inpatient E/M coding
Day 1 1:45-2:30 pm Global Surgical Package for Neurosurgical Procedures: Co Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon
Day 1 2:30-3:00 pm Dissecting a Spine Operative note
Day 1 3:00-4:30 pm Introduction to Spine Procedure Coding
Day 2 8:00-10:00 am Anterior Spine Procedure Coding
Day 2 10:00-10:15 am Break
Day 2 10:15-12:00 pm Posterior Spine and other Spine Procedure Coding
Day 2 12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
Day 2 12:45-2:30 pm Coding Deformity and Peripheral Nerve Coding
Day 2 2:30-3:00 pm Break
Day 2 3:00-3:30 pm Medicare Update 2023: Coverage Policies
Day 2 3:30-4:00 pm Coding Tools
Cranial Focused Coding Course Open Vascular, Tumor, Endovascular and Trauma
Time Topic(s)
Day 1 1:00-1:45 pm Highlights of 2023 inpatient E/M coding
Day 1 1:45-2:30 pm Global Surgical Package for Neurosurgical Procedures: Co Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon
Day 1 2:30-3:00 pm Dissecting a Cranial Operative note
Day 1 3:00-4:00 pm Introduction to Cranial Coding: Vascular and Tumor
Day 2 8:00-10:00 am Cranial Tumor Procedure Coding: Gliomas, Metastatic and Meningiomas
Day 2 10:00-10:15 am Break
Day 2 10:15-12:00 pm Open Vascular Coding: Aneurysm, AVMs and Cav Mals
Day 2 12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
Day 2 12:45-2:15 pm Neuroendovascular Procedural Coding
Day 2 2:15-2:30 pm Break
Day 2 2:30-3:00 pm Cranial Trauma and Other Cranial Procedure Coding
Day 2 3:00-3:30 pm Medicare Update 2023: Coverage Policies
Day 2 3:30-4:00 pm Coding Tools
E/M, Pediatrics and Functional Coding Course
Time Topic(s)
Day 1 10:00-11:30 am 2023 Facility E/M Coding
Day 1 11:30-12:30 pm Medicare Update NPP Billing and Critical Care Billing
Day 1 12:30-1:00 pm Break
Day 1 1:00-2:00 pm Neurosurgery Coding and Billing Principles
Day 1 2:00-3:00 pm Introduction to Pediatric and Functional Coding: An Overview
Day 1 3:00-4:00 pm Pediatrics and Shunt Procedure Coding
Day 1 4:00-5:00 pm Introduction to Pediatric and Functional Coding: An Overview

 

Cheng, Joseph MD, MS, FAANS
Ratliff, John MD, FAANS, FACS
Tumialan, Luis MD, FAANS
Adogwa, Owoicho, MD, MPH, FAANS
Albert, Ladislau, Jr. MD, FAANS
Anderson, Brian, MD
D'Agostino, Sabino, DO, FAANS
Mason, Alexander, MD
Oppenlander, Mark E. MD, FAANS
Schirmer, Clemens MD, PhD, MBA, FAANS, FACS, FAHA
Swartz, Karin, MD, FAANS
Than, Khoi Duc MD, FAANS
Uphadyaya, Cheerag, MD, MBA, MSc, FACS, FAANS
Veeravagu, Anand MD, FAANS
Bauer, David MD, FAANS
Rosenow, Josh MD, FACS, FAANS
Simon, Scott MD, FAANS
Wolfe, Stacey MD, FAANS
Vates, Ed MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS

 

12/30/2022 - Registration Open for Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery Winter Course

1/30/2023 - Registration Open for Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery Spring Course

5/1/2023 - Registration Open for Managing Coding & Reimbursement Challenges in Neurosurgery Fall Course

 

All times for the course are listed in Central Standard Time (CST).

All workbooks will be shipped prior to the course. Please make sure you update your shipping address in MYAANS.

This course uses the zoom platform. Your Zoom account should be your First and Last name as you registered for the course.

 

AANS does not ship out of the United States.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Requests for cancellation, substitution or transfer of course registration must be received in writing 3 weeks prior to the start of the first course in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations, substitutions or transfers to another course will only be granted 3 week prior to the start of the first course less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations, substitutions or transfers after less than 3 weeks prior to the start of the first course. Email or fax written cancellation, substitutions or transfer requests to education@aans.org.

The AANS reserves the right to cancel a course. Registrants will be notified by phone and a formal letter of cancellation will follow in the mail. In the event of course cancellation, registration fees are refundable; however, airline and hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

NO SHOWS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFERS OR REFUNDS.

Note: Videotaping, recording or photographing any portion of this course is strictly prohibited by the AANS

 

2023 Managing Coding and Reimbursement in Neurosurgery
Registration Rates
Spine Only Cranial Only Full Course Spine and Cranial Pediatrics and Functional Only
Only Offered 6/16/23
Full Course Spine, Cranial, Pediatrics and Functional
Only offered for Spring Course
AANS Member Physician $650.00 $625.00 $1,199.00 $275.00 $1,299.00 Early Rate
$750.00 $725.00 $1,299.00 $375.00 $1,399.00
Non-Member Physician $700.00 $675.00 $1,299.00 $300.00 $1,399.00 Early Rate
$800.00 $775.00 $1,399.00 $400.00 $1,499.00
Advanced Practice Provider or Office Staff $600.00 $575.00 $1,099.00 $250.00 $1,199.00 Early Rate
$650.00 $625.00 $1,199.00 $350.00 $1,299.00
Resident / Fellow or Military $400.00 $375.00 $700.00 $55.00 $750.00
$500.00 $475.00 $750.00 $155.00 $800.00