Taking the Uncertainty Out of Gyn Oncology Coding

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Length
90 minutes
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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:

  • Knowing the types of diagnostic procedures and diagnoses to expect
  • Learn the secrets of pathology language and how this translates into a reportable ICD-10 code
  • Knowing when and how to apply modifiers
  • How to handle discussions with the patient or preparation for radiation or chemotherapy
  • Tackling the unusual coding combinations in a way that is defensible with the payer
  • Clues to billing correctly for shared surgery
  • Surgical coding options
  • Coding conundrums
    • Digging into the op report
    • Figuring out the path report
    • How to cope with 2 surgeons
  • Bonus coding grid to differentiate between different codes for cancer surgery
  • Surgical cases with illustrations of billing issues

Session Snapshot:

  • Neoplastic Disease and Neoplasms
  • Morphology Codes
  • Diagnosis Choices and Surgical Protocol for
    • Vulvar Cancer
    • Vaginal Cancer
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Uterine Cancer
  • Reporting Abnormal Pap Results Using Bethesda Terminology
  • Insight into resolving situations where coding is unclear
  • Examples of cases with complex coding issues

Who should attend?

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

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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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