Functional Procedure Coding for Neurosurgeons

Includes a Live Event on 06/18/2019 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


Code Functional Procedures with Accuracy

This one-hour live online course provides accessible coding updates unique to functional neurosurgery procedures. This course provides case examples and time for question and answer.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6 p.m. EDT


AANS Member$69


The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the correct codes for various functional neurosurgical procedures, including spinal pumps, stereotactic radiosurgery, and epilepsy.
  • Discuss coding of spinal neurostimulator analysis and programming procedures.
  • Examine complex coding examples.

Joshua M. Rosenow, MD, FAANS

Neurosurgeon, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Alan Y. Mogilner, MD, PhD, FAANS

Neurosurgeon, NYU Langone Health

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANS

Chair, Department of Neuroscience & Experiemental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College

Disclosure Information

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

Alon Y. Mogilner, MD, PhD, FAANSMedtronic

Boston Scientific, Abbott, Alpha-Omega

Consultant Fees, Honorarium

Consultant Fees

John Ratliff, MD, FAANS*Stryker OREF, Agency for Health Research and QualityConsultant Fees, Grants/Research Support
Joshua M. Rosenow, MD, FAANSBoston Scientific NeuromodulationConsultant Fees, Other Financial Support
Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, FAANSAbbott, Medtronic, Nevro

Boston Scientific, Jazz

NIH, GE Global Research

Consultant Fees, Grants/Research Support

Speaker's Bureau, Consultant Fees, Grants/Research Support

Grants/Research Support

Board Trustee, Officer Leadership position, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct)

Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

Samantha Luebbering*

*Indicates activity planner.


The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

Accreditation Designation

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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

© 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons


Functional Procedure Coding for Neurosurgeons
06/18/2019 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/18/2019 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10 Questions
CME Certificate
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credit  |  Certificate available