Unfortunately, providing family planning services and translating it to a payable event can be frustrating given differences in payer policies and coding requirements.
Family planning services are defined as "educational, comprehensive medical or social activities which enable individuals, including minors, to determine freely the number and spacing of their children and to select the means by which this may be achieved.” And ob/gyn, Title X clinics, and family practice providers are on the forefront to providing these services.
This 1-hour session with Melanie Witt, will cover CPT and ICD9 coding for the majority of family planning services such as; visits for family planning advice, pre-conception counseling, providing long-acting reversible contraceptive devices, and sterilization options.
Find out what services will and will not be paid together and how to best approach visits for sterilization services to prevent delays in payment or outright denials. Since state Medicaid benefits may vary, a table of current coverage for contraceptives by state has been developed by the speaker for easy access to this information.
Take a look at what topics will be covered:
Who should attend? Coders, billers, practice managers, physicians, non-physician practitioners
- Thomas J. Force
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.