Let’s face it. CPT 2017 is ho-hum for some specialties, but for Ob-Gyn it’s jam-packed with new reimbursement opportunities – and pitfalls.
Keeping up to date with the latest coding and rule changes is crucial to the health of the practice by avoiding denials due to incorrect reporting of services. The changes to ICD-10 for conditions reported by Ob/Gyn are massive this year as the freeze that went into effect in 2012 has ended. These include, among other things, new codes for reporting immunizations, better ways to report the diabetic patient taking oral medications, and replacement of old ICD-9 codes for ectopic pregnancy surgery conversion.
Ob-Gyn CPT changes will also keep us on our toes with a new code for fibroid surgery; changes to mammography codes; changes to codes that include moderate sedation and renumbering of these codes; and revisions to the all-important flu vaccines. On the other hand, Medicare has proposed that each provider must report each included pre and post-op visit so they can gather data, and there are misvalued codes with new RVUs for 2017 – both increases and decreases – to learn about those that affect your bottom line. That’s not all, there’s the 2017 OIG annual work plan to deal with.
With so much changes happening in Ob-Gyn, it’s time you take guidance from an expert. In this session, nationally-recognized ob-gyn coding expert Melanie Witt, will share with you major E/M coding changes, as well as new coding opportunities for various Ob-Gyn services in 2017. This 90-minute session will give you all you need to know on things that really matter for your practice in 2017. Every Ob/Gyn practice is bombarded with information every day, but this session will collapse the massive amounts of information and misinformation into easily understood changes for 2017.
Who should attend?
Coders, billers, practice managers, physicians, non-physician practitioners working in Ob-gyn
- Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
- Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, AHIM
- Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO
- Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB
Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, 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.