Taking the Guesswork Out of Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Conference Date
Tue, Apr 19, 2011
Length
60 Minutes
Product Description

Coding pelvic reconstruction surgery is more puzzling than ever. Learn how all the pieces fit together in this seminar.

Physicians have more surgical technique choices for pelvic reconstruction and the lines are blurred between the standard repairs and the newer mesh system repairs. Plus, some physicians use the mesh name as the procedure name which makes coding choices extra confusing.

Get coding clarity with our Ob-Gyn coding guru Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA in this 1-hour session. Melanie will put you on the right path with the right way to link diagnostic coding to procedures.

As an added bonus, all conference attendees will receive a quick reference chart that defines the attachment points for the various mesh systems used today.

Session Highlights Include:

  • What you don't know can cause inaccurate coding. This session will help you to understand how vaginal and uterine support systems relate to prolapse repair.
  • Do you know how to translate stage 2 prolapse into the appropriate ICD-9 (and ICD-10) code? Learn how to equate states and types of prolapse with the most accurate diagnostic codes.
  • When is a cystocele not just a cystocele? When doing a paravaginal repair, many payers require additional diagnostic information that is specific for the type of prolapse. Learn the most appropriate diagnostic linkages in support of procedures performed.
  • Confused between whether your physician did a rectocele repair or a colporrhaphy? Learn how to select the appropriate CPT procedure codes for each repair type.
  • Out with the old and in with the new: Learn how payer billing rules and service bundling can impact coding when removing old mesh and replacing it with new.
  • Granulation tissue, eroded mesh, postop bleeding got you down? No worries, this session will show you how to effectively report surgical complications.
  • PLUS: Build yourself a strong foundation when you dig into the different types of prolapse, how they are diagnosed, and how to establish medical need for all of the procedures performed.

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Physicians, coders, billers, practice managers

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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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