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Earn 10 CEUs

Ob-gyn

Thursday, December 03 - Friday, December 04
Melanie Witt

Melanie Witt

RN, CPC, COBGC, MA

Annual Well-Woman Exam: Coverage and Coding Considerations for Prompt, Fair Reimbursement

Date and Time: December 3, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

Women may present for annual well-visits every year, but coding and billing for these high volume services can be complicated if you don’t know the nuances involved. In this session, you will learn about what constitutes preventive care for women, how to handle circumstances when the provider doesn’t perform a pelvic or Pap, and how Medicare coverage affects the annual visit for both coding and reimbursement. From modifiers to ABNs, this session will make you an expert. Teaching points will be illustrated with physician documentation – both the good and the bad.
Tackling NCCI Rules for Ob-gyn Services

Date and Time: December 3, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

If you are not updating how you code using the quarterly National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits, then you are opening the door for denials and possible lost reimbursement. Understanding what the NCCI rules and edits are and how to incorporate the edits into your coding process is critical to correct coding and reimbursement as well as reducing denials. During this session, you will learn the essentials of NCCI guidelines, how to read the NCCI data sheet, and how to assign the correct code pairs. You’ll also discover how to apply the right NCCI modifiers to ensure correct coding and avoid denials.
Practice Makes Perfect: New Challenges With ICD-10-CM Coding for Gyn Services

Date and Time: December 3, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

At the time of this conference we will be two months in to using the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes. And while you may have had some experience to date, this session will continue your education by highlighting the essentials that will allow the provider to document and the coder to report the highest level of specificity using the new system. Learning what you need to know in detail will help your practice avoid delays in submitting claims and prevent denials for gynecologic services. The presenter will use physician documentation examples to explain how the written word should translate into a reportable ICD-10-CM code. This session will include a bonus handout that converts the most commonly reported ICD-9-CM gyn-related diagnosis codes into ICD-10-CM choices, organized by body system.
ICD-10-CM Coding From Conception to Postpartum

Date and Time: December 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

Obstetric coding is difficult under the best of circumstances, but now that you have some familiarity with ICD-10-CM, you know how much tougher it can get. If you think hands-on practice will be the key to avoiding denials under the new, more specific system, then this is the session for you. Applying the guidelines to actual cases, this two-hour session will concentrate on how to convert physician documentation into specific diagnosis codes. By getting to practice with up-to-date cases, you will become comfortable with your diagnosis coding choices. This session will include a bonus reference that converts the ICD-9-CM obstetric codes into their ICD-10-CM equivalents.
Coding and Documentation Issues for Antenatal Fetal Surveillance

Date and Time: December 4, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®)Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Antepartum fetal surveillance is crucial in reducing the risks of fetal demise after 24 weeks of gestation. Fetal surveillance often delays the need for intervention and prolongs gestation in pregnancies at risk for preterm delivery. While there are specific CPT® codes for these types of tests, it’s not uncommon for payers to deny reimbursement due to incorrect modifier use, inappropriate place of service reporting, inadequate medical indications, or poor documentation, especially in the observation or inpatient setting. Learn accepted standards for performing these tests and get a roadmap to avoid the many pitfalls associated with these tests. Don’t let your antepartum fetal surveillance tests be denied. This session will help you use the proper tools to ensure correct coding and reimbursement for these essential tests.
The Ups and Downs of Counseling Time

Date and Time: December 4, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

How many times has your clinician decided to report an E/M service based on time rather than the key components? But does she understand the rules that surround this option? In this session, we will discuss correct formatting of the office visit note and how to correctly select the level of service based on time rather than the key components for both problem and preventive counseling situations. Learn why the assumptions you have been using may be wrong, which could lead to payer takebacks.