E&M Issues for Obstetrics and Gynecology: Documentation Tools to Meet the Challenge

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
Conference Date
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn Correct Coding, Billing and Documentation of E&M Visits for OB /GYN

Conquering the challenges of proper coding and billing can be especially challenging for an OB/GYN practice when it comes to properly documenting evaluation and management (E&M) services. Educating physicians as well as coding and billing staff is crucial for creating the correct documentation for clear, concise and correct coding and billing of medical E&M visits for wellness, illness and pregnancy, and ancillary services for OB/GYN practices.

This webinar with expert speaker Lori-Lynne Webb will provide in-depth strategies for coding and billing in this tricky area. Learn to use all the tools and important information at your disposal in a timely manner to ensure compliance, and avoid misunderstandings on complex clinical issues that greatly affect not only your practice’s revenue, but also how your patients will perceive your practice when they receive their statements and insurance benefit notices.

You’ll learn the documentation criteria and standards from CPT, ICD-10 and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for E&M and wellness and medical necessity documentation. Coders and providers alike will gain confidence that correctly documented and coded services will result in receiving all the reimbursement you’re due for provided services. Lori-Lynn will also provide you with a clear understanding of all the documentation required for a successful OB/GYN hospitalist practice. You’ll get documentation and coding tips that are key to creating good office practice processes and building written and verbal communication skills.

Lori-Lynn will also provide coding tools and strategies to help implement the correct processes used for documentation for critical and basic E&M and wellness clinical medical record documentation. Better understanding of the CPT E&M rules and good clinical documentation goes hand in hand with correct, clean claims and better overall revenue returns, patient satisfaction and employee buy-in. Let this coding compliance expert show you how to create a better work-flow and increase your OB/GYN practice’s revenues as a result.

Session Highlights

  • Illness directed criteria in E&M for Gynecology: “New” vs. “Established”
  • Illness directed criteria in Obstetrics/Pregnancy within a global package
  • Wellness directed care criteria for private payers
  • Wellness directed care criteria for Medicare payers
  • Usage of “Time” for E&M in an OB/GYN office practice
  • The meaning of “Prolonged” services and the coding implications
  • E&M with procedures performed on the same day

Session Agenda

  • Coding for diagnosis specificity
  • Coding diagnosis ICD-10
  • Basic guidelines for coding diagnostic services
  • Illness directed criteria in E&M for gynecology patients
    • Illness coding and documentation
  • CPT codes and code descriptions
  • Time-based E&M, prolonged services, unlisted services
  • Illness directed criteria in E&M for obstetric patients
    • OB services E&M/illness
  • E&M Documentation
  • Wellness/preventive patient visits & documentation
  • Preventive medical codes
  • ACOG recommendation
  • Medicare definitions and coverage
  • Diagnosis requirements

Who Should Attend

  • OB/GYN coders and billers
  • OB/GYN physicians
  • Mid-level providers such as midwives
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Physician assistants
  • Office practice managers
  • RNs, LPNs and MAs

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

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About Our Speaker

Lori Lynne - ICD 10 Training Expert

Lori-Lynne A. Webb - CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, is an independent coding, compliance, and auditing specialist. She has 20+ years of multi-specialty coding experience and teaches coding, compliance, auditing and billing skills for clinical and clerical staff, utilizing AMA and AHIMA curriculum. She specializes in women’s ob-gyn services, maternal fetal ultrasound services, urology and general surgical procedures, to include physician based and...   More Info
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