Hysterectomies: Documentation Picks the Code

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Prerecorded Event
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
60 Minutes
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Make Sense Of Hysterectomy Coding Options With This Expert Advice.

CPT has no less than 37 codes to report a hysterectomy. Making sure you pick the right code can mean substantial reimbursement differences for your practice.

Key: You must identify the surgical approach, know the weight of the uterus and adnexal structures, and recognize other concomitant procedures. Simply reading the operative summary is not enough. Since every type of hysterectomy has certain requirements, you can only bill the surgery when the documentation supports it.

This one-hour webinar will cover the documentation details required and the available codes you have to choose from. Rest assured: you will be able to successfully bill for any hysterectomy surgery. As a bonus, you will walk away with a hysterectomy “cheat sheet” to make coding easier. You’ll also learn the buzz words that signify each type of hysterectomy.

This session will help you:

  • Underline what distinguishes a LAVH from a TLH.  A few simple words in the documentation can make a difference in the reimbursement.
  • Know whether the tubes and ovaries have been removed. This anatomic structure says it all.
  • Highlight the sources that are acceptable to document uterine weight. The path report may not be your only option.
  • Find out what procedures must always be included in a radical hysterectomy.
  • Discover when a hysterectomy is supracervical.
  • Identify whether fibroids are a complicating factor? Learn when you can and cannot bill separately.
  • Learn the buzz words that signify each type of hysterectomy
  • Make coding easier with Hysterectomy “cheat sheet”
  • Understand the anatomy of uterus
  • Know the incidence and indications of Hysterectomy
  • Find out the Hysterectomy coding options
  • Identify the critical coding issues of Hysterectomy

Who should attend? Providers, coders, billers, practice managers

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About Our Speaker

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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