Screening for Women's Health: Eliminate Test Coding Mistakes

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Conference Date
Tue, Oct 12, 2010
Length
60 Minutes
Product Description

Are you scrambling over what guidelines to follow for important screening tests done for women?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines have changed for screening mammography and cervical cancer screening, and to ensure coverage for patients as well as payment, all providers and their staff must aware of these changes and how they may impact coding.

Find out the current recommendations by USPSTF and ACOG, and the different coding requirements for testing.

Get the tools you need to successfully order or bill for the standard screening tests performed on women today. Join expert coder, Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA, for the inside scoop on Pap and HPV screening, breast cancer screening, screening for STDs, osteoporosis and many other common tests. In addition, Melanie will provide you with a copy of the current guidelines per some of the major payers as well as Medicare in a handy table format for easy understanding and coding.

Here's a look at what Melanie will cover:

  • New guidelines or old for screening mammography? Learn which payers are sticking with the old rules
  • We all know that the Pap smear should be done every year, right? Billing yearly or starting at the wrong age to begin screening may cost your patients, and you, big time. Learn what changes for Pap and HPV screening are in effect and how to correctly code for each.
  • The controversy of HIV screening – Who should be screened and how are the tests reported to ensure coverage?
  • Why can’t every woman just have a bone density study? Get the facts about coding and billing for this essential screening test and when and under what circumstances screening is warranted.
  • Medicare rules for Pap screening have been in effect for many years, but denials are still a problem when the right codes linked to the right diagnosis and modifiers are missing. Learn how to correctly code, and get paid by Medicare, for cervical cancer screening.
  • Do you know the special requirements for billing a hemoccult test? Tune in and find out how Medicare and commercial payers may differ.
  • Did you know that the provider is responsible for providing the lab with a diagnosis for tests ordered? Learn the basic rules for successfully providing information to ensure payment of covered screening tests.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend? Coders, billers, practice managers and physicians.

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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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