Taking the Uncertainty Out of Gyn Oncology Coding

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Live Webinar
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Feb 18, 2016
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
90 minutes
Product Description

Learn The Nuts and bolts of Gyn-Oncology Coding!


There are over 30 codes that could apply to any combination of procedures done to excise gynecologic cancer, but only some of them apply to endometrial cancer and worse yet, surgeons are putting together combinations that appear to have no CPT® equivalent. This means coders may have to look to modifiers for correct coding for some surgeries, while others can only be reported with unlisted codes. Compounding this, many payers are now expecting much more definitive diagnosis coding in support of the more radical or unusual surgeries. While tackling these gyn oncology cases can be challenging, especially when your ob-gyn has to work with other specialists (such as a general surgeon), this 90 minute webinar by our expert speaker, Melanie Witt, will get your coding into gear and answer the harder coding questions.

By attending this webinar you will be given a bonus coding grid that differentiates between the different codes for cancer surgery by what is included in each code and typically what type of cancer the code should be reported with to make reporting surgeries easier. Surgical cases will be used as illustrations of billing issues.

Session Highlights:

  • Each type of cancer includes a diagnostic phase: knowing the types of diagnoses to expect and diagnostic procedures is essential to payment
  • Learn the secrets of pathology language and how this translates into a reportable ICD10 code
  • CPT® codes can be specific to the procedure performed or close to it. Knowing when and how to apply modifiers can make all the difference to seemingly unusual surgery
  • Surgery may not be the end of treatment and additional services should not mean lost income. Find out how to handle discussions with the patient or preparation for radiation or chemotherapy
  • Get a handle on tackling the unusual coding combinations in a way that is defensible with the payer
  • There may be more than one surgeon at the table: Get clues to billing correctly for shared surgery
  • This and much, much more!

Who should attend?

  • Coders,
  • Billers
  • Practice managers from practices whose physicians deal with gynecologic oncology surgical cases.

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Melanie Witt - Ob Gyn Coding Expert

Melanie Witt, RN, MA is an independent coding education consultant and a well-known speaker and recognized expert in the area of coding and reimbursement for ob-gyn services. She is the former program manager of the Department of Coding and Nomenclature at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Witt is also the consulting editor for Ob-Gyn Coding Alert.

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