Documentation and Coding Musts for NSTs, CSTs and BPPs

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Conference Date
Thu, Oct 08, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Ensure correct coding and reimbursement for essential antepartum tests.

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 the type of tests, it's not uncommon for reimbursement to be denied due to incorrect modifier use for the place of service, inadequate medical indication, or poor documentation.

Don't let your antepartum fetal surveillance tests be denied. Join coding whiz Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA for this one-hour session where she will provide you with the proper tools to ensure correct coding and reimbursement for these essential tests. Melanie will also provide you with the roadmap to avoid the many pitfalls that are associated with these tests.

Here's how you'll benefit from this 60 minute session:

  • Uncover what diagnostic codes to avoid when billing fetal tests.
  • Gain valuable insight on each monitoring test and you'll see how documentation can make or break your reimbursement.
  • Get the inside story on payer policies and frequency of testing.
  • Unravel the mysteries of why an NST is being denied during observation care -- You'll know for sure what documentation needs to be present to bill for both.
  • NST and fetal monitoring: when you can bill, and when you can’t.

Who should attend? Coders, billers, practice managers and physicians in ob-gyn.

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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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