Coding Book
2024 EDITION - PREORDER

Common Coding Scenarios

ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR YOUR SPINE CARE PRACTICE

New Features:

  • New for 2024: Coverage Indications (CMS) & Suggested Operative Report Dictation Guidelines
  • Revamped Surgical Chapter with new and updated scenarios for 2024
  • Details on updates to CPT® E/M codes and documentation
  • Recommendations on CPT® coding for procedures without specified codes

Standard Features Include:

  • Information on reporting MIPS Measures
  • CPT® codes 22000 series, 63000 series and Modifiers
  • CPT® codes for Injections, Pain Management, Radiology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) list of covered procedures

ICD-10

As of October 1, 2015 all health care entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) were required to use ICD-10 codes in place of the previous ICD-9-CM code set for medical diagnoses. ICD-10 is a more detailed system that allows for collection of more specific data about patient diagnoses. ICD-10 codes are 3-7 digits compared with the 3-5 digits in ICD-9-CM.

NASS has developed a crosswalk of ICD-9-CM codes commonly used in spine care to the new ICD-10 codes. These recommendations reflect the opinions of the NASS Coding Committee and do not constitute an official position or statement by NASS.

CMS has numerous resources related to ICD-10 maintenance and assessment. NASS also continues to include ICD-10 information in its coding courses and in Common Coding Scenarios for Comprehensive Spine Care.



Coding Articles

The following articles appeared in SpineLine, the clinical & news magazine of the North American Spine Society. They were written by members of the NASS Coding Committee and are provided here as a resource to NASS Members. Through the archives, members can quickly access all coding articles for the past 10+ years.