Bolster Your Ob-Gyn Claims With This Expert Advice
To choose between the codes for routine and more targeted ultrasounds, you need to focus on two aspects: the equipment your ob-gyn uses and the medical indications that prompted the procedure.
While many offices may be using ultrasound equipment that can perform a detailed ultrasound exam, medical need and physician expertise will determine if such a complex ultrasound is warranted and being interpreted by a physician with advanced expertise and training. Experts say this will help you narrow down your selection.
Having expert advice about the hottest ob-gyn topics means you can boost your coding accuracy, decrease denials, and safeguard your payments. That’s why you should keep yourself current with ob-gyn audio conferences.
You’ll find such conference topics as:
CPT® 2013 Updates:Find Out How You Will Need to Alter Your Ob-gyn Claims Next Year — In 2013, you may find new codes for the different serum screens that would include specific codes for a quad screen and triple screen, and something else (maybe just a renumbered AFP test code) since there will be 4 new codes.
OIG Report: Pay Attention to E/M Levels, G Modifiers, and More, OIG WarnsSpotlight is on E/M visit codes and G modifiers. Can you withstand scrutiny?
ICD-10:Here’s What Ob-Gyn Documentation You Need When Your Diagnosis System Changes – Make sure you make the “O” versus “0” distinction when ICD-10 goes into effect.
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Bottom line: You don't have time to weed through the never-ending onslaught of information about ob-gyn coding and coverage, so let us do it for you.