To ensure that coders and billers never get bored, CPT, ICD9, and Medicare agree each year to change or revise the rules and codes.
2010 will be no different – Medicare is making a big change in how it will handle consultations, there will be relative value increases and decreases for many codes, a new conversion factor to deal with, but some good news for ob’gyns who perform the IPPE exam. CPT will tinker with codes this year, but if you miss out on the new restructuring instructions, you may miss out on reimbursement.
Join coding expert, Melanie Witt for this 60-minute audio session where you can get prepped for the coding changes that will impact you in 2010.
Plus: ICD-9 changes, new codes for hyperplasia and some history and infertility codes that may help get claims paid.
Here's what you will learn:
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.