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INSIGHTS & RESOURCES RELATED TO SPINE

Our team has compiled these resources to assist with all things spine.

ARTICLES

  • Spine Code Changes You Can’t Afford To Miss - Published on Beckers ASC Review By Paul Cadorette, CPC, COC, CPC-P, COC, CASCC, Director, Training and Education, Coding, and Alison Kuley, CPC, Senior Spine Coder, National Medical Billing Services. Much like the spine itself, medical coding constitutes the backbone of your revenue cycle. As more spinal procedures are performed on an outpatient basis in ambulatory surgery […]
  • How Will The 2022 CMS Rule Affect My ASC? - The Impact of The 2022 CMS Rule Changes on Your ASC and How to Navigate the Change. In recent years, more and more complex surgical procedures have migrated to the ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Advances in technology and surgical technique, strategic patient selection, and payer policy updates have aided in this migration. The recent reversal […]
  • The Business of Spine Surgery: ASC Success Strategies for Surgeons - Alexandre Rasouli, MD, Cedars Sinai, and Aaron Davis, National Medical Billing Services – Thursday, May 6th, 2021. Originally published on Becker’s ASC Review. CMS Releases Proposed 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient and ASC Rule Spine surgeons interested in investing in an ASC have the opportunity to realize significant profit over the next five years. Not only is spine […]
  • The Business of Moving Spine Cases to Surgery Centers [Part Two] - Nader Samii, JD/MBA, CEO, National Medical Billing Services; Alison Kuley CPC, Member NASS Coding Committee 2019-2022 – Senior Spine Coder at National Medical Billing Services How to Effectively and Profitably Move Spine into Your ASC In Part I of this article series, we discussed the trends that are driving numerous spinal procedures to the ambulatory surgery center […]
  • The Business of Moving Spine Cases to Surgery Centers [Part One] - Nader Samii, JD/MBA – Chief Executive Officer at National Medical Billing Services and Alison Kuley, CPC, Member NASS coding Committee 2019-2022 – Senior Spine Coder at National Medical Billing Services – Tuesday, May 26th, 2020   “Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change.” – Richard Branson Never has this Richard Branson quote been more […]
  • Maximizing Reimbursements in ASCs: A Review of Reimbursement Methodology - By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services With the shift to value-based healthcare, more procedures are being performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In fact, according to the United States Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report 2019, from 2015-2022, the proportion of outpatient cases performed in ASCs is expected to increase […]
  • CMS Released Their CY 2020 PFS and OPPS Final Rulings - CMS Adds Total Knee Arthroplasty to the ASC-payable List: The following codes have been approved in the CMS OPPS final ruling and these codes will become payable in the ASC setting beginning January 1, 2020: 27447 (Total knee arthroplasty) 29867 (Allgrft implnt knee w/scope) 92920 (Prq cardiac angioplast 1 art) 92921 (Prq cardiac angio addl […]
  • Moving Toward Success with Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Surgeries - Written by: Frank Armocida, MD, Surgery Center at Pelham, Bill Hazen, Administrator/CEO, Surgery Center at Pelham and Nader Samii, CEO, National Medical Billing Services At the Surgery Center at Pelham, careful patient management leads to successful total joint replacement surgeries in the outpatient setting, while payer management leads to profitable financial outcomes. “Walking is the […]

WEBINARS

Webinar: “The Business of Orthopedics and Spine in Surgery Centers”

Orthopedic and spine surgeries are projected to dramatically increase over the next few years. This is driven by a multitude of factors, including cost savings for patients and payers, convenience and comfort for patients and physicians, and advancements in medical technologies that result in high quality outcomes.

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Webinar: “6 Most Commonly Performed Spine And Pain Procedures”

An increasing number spine and pain procedures have been successfully migrated to the ASC setting. In this webinar, we outline the 6 most frequently performed spine and pain procedures and offer tips to understand the complexity of coding, address the confusion of certain operative notes, and ensure that your center is compliant while maximizing revenue.

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EBOOKS

NEWS

  • National Medical Participated in Becker’s Virtual Events: Becker’s Healthcare Orthopedics + ASC Virtual Forum, Becker’s Cardiology Virtual Forum, and Becker’s ASC Virtual Event - National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, participated in multiple Becker’s Healthcare Virtual Events: Becker’s Healthcare Orthopedics + ASC Virtual Forum on August 26-27th Becker’s Cardiology Virtual Forum on September 14th Becker’s ASC Virtual Events; Part I, Leadership on September […]
  • National Medical Is Corporate Sponsor At Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic And Pain Management-driven ASC + The Future Of Spine Virtual Event - ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2020 – National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, was the sole Corporate Sponsor for the first Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Virtual Event on June 17-19. Due to […]
  • The Best Ideas for Growth Today - On Thursday, October 24, 2019, National Medical Billing Services CEO Nader Samii was a participant in the Keynote Panel: The Best Ideas for Growth Today at Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. The moderator, Scott Becker, began by explaining that for about 10 years, there was almost zero growth in […]
  • ASC Mergers and Acquisitions - On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the ASC Mergers and Acquisitions panel took place at Becker’s ASC 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. National Medical Billing Services CEO Nader Samii participated in the panel along with Matthew Searles, Partner, Merritt Healthcare Advisors and Melissa Szabad, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP. • Big picture. The big picture […]
  • Executives to Speak at Becker’s Spine, Orthopedic, & Pain Management Conference - National Medical Executives to Headline Becker’s 15th Annual Conference Industry-leading RCM provider opens conference as keynote sponsor, addresses complex, specialized RCM scenarios National Medical is the keynote sponsor at the 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic, and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, an annual conference hosted by Becker’s ASC Review at the Swissotel […]

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