Mineola, NY............Barbara Cataletto, Founder and CEO of Business Dynamics Limited, The Business of Spine and CaseCoder „¢, has been named to the Coding Task Force for the International Society for the Advancement for Spine Surgery (ISASS). Ms. Cataletto is the only non-surgeon to serve on this prestigious committee.
In preparation for the 2012 coding changes, ISASS has created the Coding Task Force Committee. These impending changes will have a great impact on the reimbursement spine surgeons will receive for the performance of certain surgeries. The Committee was created so there would be balanced voice for the surgeons to speak to about these upcoming coding changes. Spine surgeons have already begun expressing concerns that their voices weren't being heard with regard to these proposed changes and its potential impact. Additionally, this Task Force will direct society advocacy efforts towards commercial payers and technology assessment forums, many of which inform coverage determinations and access to medically necessary spinal surgeries.
"Being a non-surgeon voice really allows for more of a patient voice, serving as a patient advocate. At the end of the day, the goal is for the surgeons to bill appropriately, the carriers to pay fairly and the patients to have been treated in a fair and equitable manner and not be left liable for unnecessary costs", said Cataletto. "I have built my career servicing the spine industry and it's something I'm very passionate about. I have long been a patient advocate and I consider it an honor to serve on this task force" concluded Cataletto.
Business Dynamics Limited (BDL) is the nations leading full service revenue cycle management firm serving the spine industry. Believing that the surgeon does 100% of the work, BDL ensures that the doctor gets the maximum reimbursement possible. For more information about BDL visit the website: www.businessdynamicslimited.com or call 516 294 4118, option 7
The Business of Spine (TBOS) is an education and consulting company solely dedicated to the spine industry. TBOS supports the spine professional with customized consulting services online courses, webinars, coding books and printed materials. For more information visit the website: www.thebusinessofspine.com or call 888 337 8220, option 6
CaseCoder „¢ is dedicated to developing web-based applications to quickly code surgical procedures. CaseCoder „¢ provides the only spine specific web-based coding programs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about CaseCoder „¢, visit our website: www.casecoder.com or call 888 337 8220, option 5
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) is an international, scientific and educational society organized to discuss and assess existing strategies and innovative ideas in the clinical and basic sciences related to spine surgery and to enhance patient care. For more information about ISASS please visit their website at www.ISASS.org or call 866 423 9440.