This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Introduction to Neurosurgical Coding with Anatomy and Terminology
- Identify anatomy and terminology as it relates to neurosurgical coding.
- Distinguish disease and procedural terms as they relate to neurosurgical coding.
Advanced Practice Providers Billing: When, How, and What?
- Identify strategies to align advanced practice providers (APPs) utilization and payment policy.
- Recognize the common risk areas and compliance issues to ensure appropriate compliance and reimbursement for APP services.
The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.
Criteria for Successful Completion
- Watch online course material
- Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
- Completion/submission of evaluation form
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.
Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
|Michael Wang, MD||
|John Ratliff, MD||
|Luis Manuel Tumialán, MD||
Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of 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 for incorporation into practice. 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.
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