Tackling the “Tough Stuff”: Coding Tips for Difficult, Unusual and Time-Based OB Care

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer
Conference Date
Wed, Jul 22, 2015
60 minutes
Product Description

Putting in Place Correct OB Delivery Coding, Billing and Documentation for Uncommon and Difficult Scenarios

This webinar by expert speaker Lori-Lynne A. Webb, will provide in-depth strategies and the most up to date concepts for OB physician offices to put in place for correct OB delivery coding and billing for uncommon and difficult scenarios in obstetric practices. This webinar will educate physicians and staff regarding the correct documentation for clear and concise correct billing. This is extremely important especially when it comes to uncommon scenarios and out of the ordinary antepartum/intrapartum and postpartum care that occur within a “global” ob timeframe.

Lori-Lynne will provide you with immediate and current know-how, and time-saving tips, documentation “macros” and proven strategies to implement better documentation with the medical and patient care records.

This webinar is ideal for physicians, mid-level providers such as Midwives, Clinical Nurse specialists, Physician Assistants, and support clinical staff (such as your RN’s and MA’s. Coders, Billers and Office Managers stand to gain the most, as these strategies and coding concepts for correct billing make this a vital learning event for all coders (beginners, intermediate and experienced) that have come up against unusual circumstances, and are uncertain how to bill them. This session will also bring new ideas and education to coding in the OB area and help coders feel more comfortable coding and billing those "odd things" that happen in OB.

Additionally, Lori-Lynne will provide best practices for both clinical and office staff, which they can learn and implement to improve their practices’ financial bottom line. All this will help you create a better work-flow and revenue flow within your OB practice.

Session Highlights:

  • Coding for multiples…  Twins, Triplets… vaginal & cesarean coding hints
  • Critical Care Services—the dos and don’ts
  • The CPT® and ACOG guidelines for those antepartum patients with long term antepartum hospital stay
  • Discussion on special E&M services
  • Office based and procedure codes documentation criteria
  • A quick primer—coding from an operative and/or delivery services report
  • “Unbundling” the package - Tax ID, NPI. Who is doing “what” within your practice?
  • Tips for clear and concise "medical necessity" and time-based coding for OB patients that are in-house
  • What to do when the patient changes insurers during pregnancy
  • "Missed" delivery, "Precipitous" delivery, "Unattended" delivery—Get guidance and definitions for these type of delivery scenarios
  • Coding Tubal Ligation/Occlusion: Laparoscopic and Open
  • How to correctly code sterilization procedures post delivery, and the importance of sterilization consent forms
  • Usage of Modifier 22, Modifier 58 and Modifier 78 within OB care
  • Consent for Sterilization: things to keep in mind

Who should attend

  • Physicians
  • Midwives
  • Clinical Nurse specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Support clinical staff (such as RN’s and MA’s)
  • Coders Billers
  • Office Managers
  • All coders (beginners, intermediate and experienced)

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Lori Lynne - ICD 10 Training Expert

Lori-Lynne A. Webb - CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, CDIP, COBGC, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, is an independent coding, compliance, and auditing specialist. She has 20+ years of multi-specialty coding experience and teaches coding, compliance, auditing and billing skills for clinical and clerical staff, utilizing AMA and AHIMA curriculum. She specializes in women’s ob-gyn services, maternal fetal ultrasound services, urology and general surgical procedures, to include physician based and...   More Info
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