Spine Coding

Spine practices may lose money when they do not bill for consults

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2016
In this Spine Coding Source column, Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP, and Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP, combine coding pearls with information…

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Insertion and bone grafting coding questions answered

Spine Surgery Today, March/April 2015
Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC; Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC
This article will focus on answers to questions related to the most common coding conundrums that spine surgeons face. Accurate coding, especially in…

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Follow an eight-step formula for correct spine coding

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
Teri Romano; Kim Pollock
As part of the new Spine Coding Source column, Spine Surgery Today will begin discussing relevant spine coding issues for surgeons. We hope this new…

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Approach matters: How the type of spine surgery impacts code selection

Spine Surgery Today, January/February 2015
Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC; Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC
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Device dilemma: How to code new technology in spine surgery

Spine Surgery Today, November/December 2014
Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC; Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC
New devices for spine fixation and instrumentation seem to appear every day. Integrating these new devices into your surgical practice is…