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Coding Update 2024: Mastering the Coding Maze

Chicago, IL

Starts: Mon 8:00AM CT (Sep 23, 2024) Ends: Tue 5:00PM CT (Sep 24, 2024) OnDemand

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Held prior to the NASS 2024 Annual Meeting, this highly interactive course will address CPT coding for spine surgical, medical, radiologic procedures as well as E&M coding.

Led by expert coding faculty, you will learn practical tips to ensure payment on initial submission, thereby decreasing time spent on appeals and denials for both Medicare and private insurers, correct utilization of both 22000 and 63000 codes, operative report coding and documentation, correct use of modifiers, CPT coding for spine surgical, and medical and radiologic procedures, critical tips on how to utilize new E&M codes and documentation guidelines, navigate through the authorization and denial process, utilize Medicare NCCI edits.

Coding Update will be held on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.


Donna M. Lahey, RNFA, CNOR

What’s on Your Mind?

Interactive breakout sessions with faculty ensure no stone is left unturned and all questions are addressed by the end of the course.


Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:

Comprehend the changes to Evaluation & Management for 2024 and how these changes will impact your practice;

Appreciate proper telemedicine coding and its new evolving role in your practice;

Improve cash flow by reducing denials, resubmissions, and rejected claims;

Identify problems which cause denied/delayed claims and how to prevent these issues from occurring;

Correlate correct coding with practice reimbursement to ensure that every procedure receives the highest allowable level of reimbursement;

Recognize the relationship between proper diagnostic (ICD-10) and procedural coding (CPT) and how to link them to avoid denials;

Learn the elements required for complete and accurate documentation for E&M coding, and medical and surgical procedural notes;

Know the accurate use of modifiers, the relationship between modifiers and their impact on reimbursement;

Learn about important legislation that will affect your coding bottom line;

Feel comfortable coding your most complex surgical procedures;

Effectively and accurately code injection and neurologic testing procedures;

Incorporate the teachings of this course into your practice.


This course is for spine specialists, practice managers, and coders who have a basic understanding of ICD-10, CPT coding and the insurance billing process. Office staff and physicians are encouraged to attend the course together.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. NASS designates this live activity for a maximum of


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 Price LevelRegistration Fees
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Registration: General Registration

 Commercial Affiliate$840.00
 Commercial Business Interest$945.00
 Member Affiliated Healthcare$735.00
 Member Doctor$840.00
 Member Emeritus$735.00
 Member In-Training$473.00
 Non-Member Affiliated Healthcare$788.00
 Non-Member Doctor$945.00
 Non-Member In-Training$578.00


McCormick Place, West Bldg.
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Hotel & Travel

Meeting Registration Must be Completed to Secure your Hotel Reservations.

By reserving with the NASS contracted block, our attendees are guaranteed the lowest room rate sold directly by the hotel. A small portion of the guaranteed lowest room rate is rebated to NASS to help offset meeting costs.

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We want to make sure that your registration process is a pleasant one, so if you have any trouble or a question, please email or call us at (630) 230-3600.