Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET 

In this webinar, we will focus on how to apply the CPT® codes and guidelines for spinal fusion, arthrodesis, and related procedures. Participants will learn the overall anatomy of the spine, components of the vertebrae, and common disorders that prompt a spinal fusion procedure. In addition, this session will cover spinal fusion case studies at the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar levels. 

You will receive one AHIMA CEU in Revenue Cycle Management when you attend this webinar.*

Presented by:

Vanessa Youmans, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPC

Director, Outpatient / ProFee Coding and Auditing, YES HIM Consulting


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the overall anatomy of the spine and components of the vertebrae
  • Discuss common procedures that may necessitate a spinal fusion procedure
  • Define the CPT guidelines for arthrodesis, including portions of the procedure that are coded separately
  • List the elements to be selected from the documentation for assignment of the appropriate CPT codes
  • Apply the guidelines and codes to cases of spinal arthrodesis


*This program has been approved for one continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

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