The nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, maintains and controls all voluntary and autonomic body functions. Codes for services and procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders are found in the Surgery and Medicine sections of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set. This course covers the basic anatomy of the nervous system as part of the foundational knowledge needed for appropriate reporting of these CPT codes. This course also introduces the learner to the format, guidelines, and common modifiers pertaining to the Nervous System procedure codes in the CPT code set. A current copy of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), Professional Edition is strongly recommended to optimize your understanding of the content covered.
“This program has been approved for 1.0000 continuing education unit(s) 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.”
This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Health Sciences
Nervous System Anatomy
Section 3: Procedures and Indications
Overview of Nervous System Procedures
Nervous System Procedures
Section 4: Format and Guidelines
CPT Nervous System Procedures
CPT Nervous System Guidelines
Other Coding Guidelines
Section 5: Common Modifiers
What Are Modifiers?
Nervous System Modifiers
Section 6: Conclusion
Exam and BrainSparks
Amy is an SME/writer with the revenue cycle and coding team at Relias. She has over 30 years of medical coding experience, primarily as staff to the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was the project officer for the development of the ICD-10-CM while at NCHS. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association.
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