Introduction to Neurosurgical Coding with Anatomy and Terminology


The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is pleased to offer Introduction to Neurosurgical Coding with Anatomy and Terminology. This on-demand course is designed for novice coders and will introduce learners to the anatomy and terminology specific to neurosurgical coding. This webinar will guide you in mastering neuroanatomy and terminology used in the neurosurgical practice coding and reimbursement profession to ensure that you are coding appropriately for maximum reimbursement as well as compliance.


AANS Member: $59 | Non-members: $79



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

  • Identify anatomy and terminology as it relates to neurosurgical coding.
  • Distinguish disease and procedural terms as they relate to neurosurgical coding.
  • Explain the origins of CPT Codes.


John Ratliff, MD, FAANS*

Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD, FAANS*

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.



Type of Relationship

*John Kevin Ratliff, MD, FAANS

Stryker Spine

Advocacy for Healthcare Research and Quality

Orthopedics Research and Education Foundation


Grant Support/University Research Support

Grant/University Research Support


*Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD, FAANS


Medtronic; Spine Wave



Consultant Honorarium

*Indicates educational content planner.


Coding Webinar
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Introduction to Neurosurgical Coding with Anatomy and Terminology Evaluation
12 Questions
Coding Webinar Quiz
15 Questions
15 Questions
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits  |  Certificate available

CME Credit

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 07/01/2017 until 07/30/2020.


This program has the prior approval of AAPC for up to 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. The AAPC approval index number is valid for education purchased prior to June 30, 2018.