Coding Update 2018: Conquering Your Coding Hurdles

Austin, TX
Starts: 7:00AM Fri Apr 06, 2018 Ends: 4:00PM Sat Apr 07, 2018


Donna Lahey, RNFA

Recognized by spine professionals as one of the most comprehensive, informative, and interactive courses in the spine industry, the NASS coding course is essential to practices desiring to maximize reimbursement through proper coding while staying on the forefront of coding changes, payer policies and new government regulations. The course provides tools and instruction to increase your practice’s bottom line and propel it into the future, including ICD9/ICD10 cross walking, E&M coding, and CPT4 coding of surgical, medical, and radiologic procedures. Participants will leave this course with tips on how to navigate through the authorization and denial process, utilize Medicare NCCI edits, and properly document to receive reimbursement.

Participants will be given the opportunity to meet one-on-one with physician faculty who lead NASS’ CPT, RUC and reimbursement efforts; participate in “real op notes” hands-on coding sessions and be part of an interactive panel discussion with leading experts in the spine coding industry.

What you will learn:

  • Improve cash flow by reducing denials and resubmissions
  • Identify problems which cause rejected/delayed claims
  • Correlate correct coding with practice reimbursement ensuring that every procedure is reimbursed at its highest allowable level
  • Recognize the relationship between proper diagnostic (ICD-10) and procedural coding (CPT-4) 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 procedure notes
  • Know the accurate use of modifiers and their impact on reimbursement
  • Effectively and accurately code interventional injection procedures and neurologic testing
  • Utilize payer reimbursement policies and guidelines to avoid claim denials and obtain proper authorization
  • Effectively incorporate teachings of this course into their practice
  • Recognize the relationship between proper diagnostic (ICD-10) and procedural coding (CPT-4) and how to link them to avoid denials


This course is for nonoperative or operative spine specialists who have a basic understanding of ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT-4 coding and RBRVS for reimbursement. While it is designed especially for physicians, office staff are encouraged to attend with or without a physician.


 Registration NamePrice LevelRegistration Fees

 General Registration

 General RegistrationCommercial Affiliate$700.00
 General RegistrationCommercial Business Interest$800.00
 General RegistrationMember Affiliated Healthcare$550.00
 General RegistrationMember Doctor$700.00
 General RegistrationMember Emeritus$550.00
 General RegistrationMember In-Training$350.00
 General RegistrationNon-Member Affiliated Healthcare$600.00
 General RegistrationNon-Member Doctor$800.00
 General RegistrationNon-Member In-Training$450.00


Hilton Austin
500 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Hotel & Travel

Hilton Austin
500 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Reservation Number: 512-482-8000
Refer to group name: Coding Update 2018
Rate: $199
Cut-off Date: March 15, 2018

Our Policy

Cancellation must be submitted via email to by March 16, 2018 to receive a refund less cancellation processing fee of $50. Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.

Nonmember Resident / Fellow - To receive resident and fellow pricing, fax a letter on letterhead from your program director with your program status to (630) 230-3709 or scan and email it to If you haven’t attended a NASS meeting or purchased a product, please create new contact before letter is faxed.


ACCME Commendation Logo The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US to participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ .

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 15.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A, CANPC, CASCC, CEMC, COSC, CPMA and CPCO for continuing education units.

Have A Question?

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.