2011 ICD-9-CM Update for Ob-Gyn: What's new and what's coming

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 30, 2010
Length
60 Minutes
Product Description

Get set with the ICD-9 changes and start getting ready for ICD-10.

Every year coders are facing all kind of diagnostic coding changes. And more payers are becoming sophisticated in their claims processing. You need to report the right diagnosis code to the correct level of specificity to ensure timely payments and avoid denials.

Although the 2013 ICD-10-CM conversion is fast approaching, you still need to be ready this year for all of the exciting changes for obstetric and gynecologic conditions to establish medical necessity for procedure as well as the type of obstetric care.

In this information packed session with Melanie Witt, you will get in tune with the correct way to use the new and revised ICD9 codes that become effective October 1, 2010. Melanie will discuss the rationale behind the changes, and will give you a sneak peak at what ICD-10-CM has in store for coders.

As an added bonus, Melanie has put together a side-by-side comparison outlining the major differences in the ICD9 and ICD10 guidelines for obstetrics.

Here's a look at what's covered:

  • Have you had problems in the past with communicating the risk for multiple gestation to payers?  These new codes will get you on track.
  • Your patient has more than one cervix, 2 Paps are required.  Let the payer know why your claim is not an error with these new codes for congenital conditions.
  • Did you know that there are 4 types of fecal incontinence?  If your surgeon is doing a rectocele repair, you will need to know which of the new codes you should also report for this symptom.
  • Think you know how to code a periurethral laceration following delivery?  This session will show you the hidden changes in the ICD9 alphabetic index that will change how you code.
  • If you code for IUD insertions and removals you must know these code revisions.
  • Trying to find the right “personal history” code for dysplasia?  No worries with these new codes after October 1.
  • Plus, get the latest information on plans to convert to ICD-10-C

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

Who should attend? Coders, billers, office managers, physicians.

 

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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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