ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Solutions for Obstetric Cases

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
90 minutes
Product Description

Expert Strategies to Overcome Documentation Challenges in Obstetric Cases Under ICD-10-CM rules.

Obstetric coding is difficult under ICD-9-CM rules, and it will become more specific under ICD-10-CM rules. Knowing the guidelines will help, but hands-on practice will be the key to feeling comfortable with the new system and assigning codes that will not be denied due to lack of specificity.

Join expert speaker Melanie Witt - RN, CPC, COBGC, MA in this 90-minute webinar, where she will help you understand how to convert physician documentation into specific diagnostic codes. In getting to practice with current cases, you will become comfortable with your diagnostic coding choices, and be ready to convert on October 1, 2015.

Plus, she will include a hand-out reference which converts the ICD-9-CM OB codes into their ICD-10-CM equivalents.

Session Highlights:

  • Gestational and Postpartum timing
  • Remember the 7th character
  • Abortion coding
  • Diabetes examples
  • Hypertensive disease in pregnancy
  • Coding for multiple gestation
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Fetal anomalies
  • Insights on Z codes for use with Obstetric Cases
  • New specific codes you need to be aware of
  • Review of New Coding Concepts
  • Typical complications during labor and delivery
  • Postpartum complications

Who should attend

Family practice, Maternal Fetal Medicine, 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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