Hysterectomy: Coding, Coverage, and Bundling Issues

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Understand the Documentation Details for Available Codes and Identify Important Bundling Issues for Proper Hysterectomy Billing & Coding

CPT® has no less than 37 codes to report a hysterectomy. Making sure you pick the right codes to report a hysterectomy can make all the difference in your reimbursements. Before billing, the coder must identify the surgical approach, know the weight of the uterus and adnexal structures, and recognize other concomitant procedures. However, reading the operative summary is not enough since different types of hysterectomy have different requirements. To make matters more complicated, CMS has also issued a series of bundling edits that you must learn to deal with.

Join expert speaker Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA, in this audio session to understand the document details for available codes and identify important bundling issues to successfully bill for hysterectomy surgery.  As a bonus, receive a ‘cheat sheet’ to make hysterectomy coding easier and the different ‘buzzwords’ that signify each type of hysterectomy.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn the difference between an LAVH and TLH. How a few simple words in the documentation can make a reimbursement difference?
  • How to make sure that ovaries and tubes have been removed. Learn how the provided anatomical structure proves it.
  • Learn the acceptable sources in documenting uterine weight – The path report may not be your only option.
  • What procedures must radical hysterectomy always include?
  • When is a hysterectomy supracervical?
  • Are fibroids a complicating factor? Learn when you can and cannot bill separately.
  • Combination repairs at the time of a vaginal hysterectomy or LAVH have become “complicated.” Find out what the CMS rationale for bundling is to help you code correctly.

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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