2022 Update for Spine Surgery

2022 brings big changes to spine surgery coding with the introduction of new posterior lumbar decompression CPT codes (63052, 63053) when performed with a posterior lumbar interbody fusion (22630-22634). Historically, there has been much confusion about reporting a decompression code with a posterior lumbar interbody fusion but that confusion no longer exists! We will discuss the historical controversy but focus on how to use the new posterior lumbar decompression codes as well as documentation “best practices.”

Bonus: The new neurosurgery LITT codes will also be discussed.


Kim is a nationally recognized coding expert. Her energetic and engaging teaching style makes her a sought-after educator, trainer and speaker. Her nursing background provides her with the ability to understand both the clinical and coding attributes of a procedure. She is an expert in analyzing chart documentation and in reengineering practices to enhance the reimbursement process. Kim has worked with small and large as well as private and academic and employed practices to provide coding education as well as performed documentation reviews.

49 minutes
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