Telemedicine Services Coding White Paper
What are the requirements for using different codes for telemedicine? And how do you ensure you are coding accurately and being reimbursed fairly?
Written by Clemens Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, this free downloadable white paper addresses common coding challenges in telemedicine and its application to neurosurgery.
Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS
Dr. Schirmer earned his medical degree and a doctorate in medical research from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and at Harvard Medical School under the auspices of the Harvard Munich Alliance for Medical Education. He then completed his residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology at the Tufts Medical Center program in Boston. Board certified in neurological surgery and holding Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) certificates in neuroendovascular surgery and neurocritical care, he serves as the system director of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and as co-director of the Geisinger Stroke Center at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, specializing in the treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine using surgery, endovascular and radiation modalities. Neurosurgical trauma, brain and skull base tumors are his other neurosurgical interests. His research interests focus on the fluid dynamics of intracranial vascular lesions and clinical research related to stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and aneurysms and simulation. He is the program director of the Geisinger neurosurgical residency program. Dr. Schirmer serves on CNS Executive Committee, the AANS/CNS Coding and Reimbursement Committee, the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Executive Committee, the AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee and chairs the Communication and Education Committee of the Council of Neurosurgical State Societies (CNSS).