Ultrasound coding for the OB/Gyn office

Event Information
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Prerecorded Event
Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB
60 minutes
Product Description

Identify key documentation elements in order to bill Ultrasound

Medical necessity plays a key role in billing ultrasounds. We will look at the multiple different types of ultrasounds to identify the correct billing based on the type of ultrasound and indications for the service. In this session, expert speaker Jan Rasmussen will help you determine whether to bill an obstetrical ultrasound or a non-obstetrical ultrasound as well as identifying key documentation elements in order to bill.

We will provide tips on the specific elements that must be documented to support billing a complete ultrasound, follow up ultrasounds, fetal ultrasounds and fetal maternal evaluation with detailed fetal anatomic examination as well as diagnosis codes to support medical necessity.

Session Highlights:

  • Obstetrical versus non obstetrical ultrasound indications
  • How and when to bill transvaginal ultrasounds including follicle stimulation studies
  • Documentation and medical indications to support billing 76811
  • Identify bundling issues with ultrasounds
  • Coding for amniotic fluid volume assessment and biophysical profiles

Session Snapshots:

  • Some basic truths about Ultrasound in OB-Gyn
  • Technological updates in U/S
  • General requirements
  • Documentation reminder
  • Gyn ultrasound: Indications
  • Documentation Guidelines
    • Documenting the Uterus
    • Documenting the Ovaries
    • Documenting the Fallopian Tubes
    • Documenting the Cul-de-Sac
  • Selecting the Right Code
    • Approach
    • Transvaginal U/S (76830)
    • SIS (76831)
    • Complete Pelvic Transabdominal U/S (76856)
    • Repeat/Follow-up Pelvic U/S (76857)
    • Coding Issues
  • OB Ultrasound Coding
    • When to perform Ob U/S?
    • Terminology
    • Measurements
    • General Coding Rules
    • 76801/76802 Documentation
    • 76805/76810 Documentation
  • Nuchal Translucency
  • Biophysical Profile
  • Fetal Velocimetry
  • Special coding and billing issues

Who Should Attend?

  • Coding managers
  • Coders
  • Technicians and
  • Providers

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About Our Speaker

Jan Rasmussen - Gastroenterology Coding Expert

Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB, is a healthcare consultant with more than 30 years of experience in physician billing, reimbursement and compliance. She is a former board member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). As a member of the AAPC, Rasmussen previously served on the AAPC Advisory Board as the liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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