ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Solutions for Gynecologic Cases

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Prerecorded Event
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
90 minutes
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Is Your Documentation Up to Snuff?  Find Out What Has to Change to Continue Correct Coding For Patient Encounters in ICD-10!

Like it or not, ICD-10-CM is proposed to start on October 1, 2015 and it will change everything. This change in our diagnostic coding system will allow coding for increased specificity in the reporting of diseases and recently recognized conditions. It will offer improvements over ICD-9-CM in coding primary care encounters, external causes of injury, mental disorders, neoplasms, and preventive health. But it all starts with clinician documentation and the application of coding guidelines. While there will be 65,000 more codes than currently exist in ICD-9-CM, the number of codes used in the typical Gynecological practice will be considerably less. 

Join expert Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA in this 90-minute webinar to concentrate your education on the new coding system on your area of expertise. Learning what you need to know in detail will help your practice avoid delays in submitting claims and prevent denials for services.

This session will include a bonus handout which converts the most commonly reported ICD-9-CM Gyn-related diagnostic codes into ICD-10-CM choices. Melanie will also share tips and tools on how to ensure your transition to ICD-10-CM goes smoothly.

Session Highlights:

  • Special ICD-10 conventions applicable to GYN coding
  • Learning the codes and tips for an easier transition
  • Review of the general guidelines for Outpatient coding
  • Get in tune with the guideline differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 that will impact your coding choices for Gyn services
  • Is the documentation up to snuff?  Find out what has to change to continue correct coding for patient encounters
  • Grasp the concept behind laterality and initial versus subsequent encounters to ensure accurate coding
  • You be the coder before you have to: Lots of case examples to help you make the right choices
  • Definitions for correct diagnosis assignment
  • Become familiar with the ICD-10 Chapters that will be most used for Gyn coding to ensure correct, but not overwhelming choices
  • Review of New Neoplasm guidelines

Who should attend

Family practice (if they go general gyn) and ob/gyn clinicians, coders, practice managers and billers.

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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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