Take the Guesswork Out of Gyn Oncology Coding

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Melanie Witt, RN, MA
Conference Date
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
60 Minutes
Product Description

Tackling Gyn oncology can be challenging, especially when your ob-gyn has to work with other specialists.

There are over 30 codes that could apply to any combination of procedures done to excise gyn cancer, and worse - surgeons are putting together combinations that appear to have no CPT equivalent.

You may have to look to modifiers to correctly code for some surgeries, others can only be reported with unlisted codes.

Plus - many payers are now expecting much more definitive diagnosis coding in support of the more radical or unusual surgeries.

Get your gyn oncology coding into gear


Join Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA:

  • Diagnostic phase of cancer: review the types of diagnoses and diagnostic procedures essential to capturing reimbursement.
  • Learn the secrets of pathology language and how it translates into reportable ICD9 code.
  • Knowing when and how to apply modifiers can make all the difference to seemingly unusual surgery.
  • Handle discussions with the patient for preparation for radiation or chemotherapy.
  • Tackle unusual coding combinations in a defensible way.
  • More than one surgeon at the table? Get clues to bill correctly for shared surgery.
  • PLUS: A coding grid to differentiate between the different codes for cancer surgery - what is included in each code and typically what type of cancer the code should be reported with.

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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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