There are over 30 codes that could apply to any combination of procedures done to excise gynecologic cancer, but only some of them apply to endometrial cancer and worse yet, surgeons are putting together combinations that appear to have no CPT® equivalent. This means coders may have to look to modifiers for correct coding for some surgeries, while others can only be reported with unlisted codes. Compounding this, many payers are now expecting much more definitive diagnosis coding in support of the more radical or unusual surgeries. While tackling these gyn oncology cases can be challenging, especially when your ob-gyn has to work with other specialists (such as a general surgeon), this 90 minute webinar by our expert speaker, Melanie Witt, will get your coding into gear and answer the harder coding questions.
By attending this webinar you will be given a bonus coding grid that differentiates between the different codes for cancer surgery by what is included in each code and typically what type of cancer the code should be reported with to make reporting surgeries easier. Surgical cases will be used as illustrations of billing issues.
Who should attend?
- Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
- Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB
- Melanie Witt, RN, MA
- Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO
- Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC
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.