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 additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.
Who should attend? Coders, billers, office managers, physicians.
- Lori-Lynne A. Webb
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.