Complex OB/GYN Coding Challenges
Audio Conference on CD or Audio On-Demand
Sponsored by JustCoding.com
A program for OB/GYN coding professionals and their managers in physician practices, outpatient hospital departments, and ambulatory surgery centers
presented on August 13, 2009
OB/GYN coding is inherently complicated because of the variety of procedures that providers use to treat related conditions. These procedures typically include complex anatomy, detailed verbiage, and a host of CPT codes from which to choose.
Perhaps the biggest challenge is that operative reports can be long and complex. Coders need to understand how to sift through detailed documentation to obtain the correct CPT code(s) for the procedure(s) performed as well as the correct ICD-9 diagnosis code(s) to justify those procedures.
LEARN FROM US
HCPro presents a 90-minute audio conference featuring Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC-I, and Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, who walk you through several operative reports and provide a clinical context and rationale for correct code assignment. They also discuss anatomy, terminology, diagnoses, and procedures you need to know to compliantly code OB/GYN cases. You’ll learn strategies to analyze these complex operative reports and code them with confidence.
NOTE: This is an intermediate-level program. Purchasers should have a basic surgical coding background.
At the conclusion of this audio conference, you will be able to:
- Understand how to analyze a complex operative report
- Illustrate knowledge of complex female anatomy
- Define common OB/GYN terminology, diagnoses, and procedures
TAKE A LOOK AT THE AGENDA:
- OB/GYN complex anatomy and terms to know
- Surgical complications
- Diagnostic coding
- ICD-9 code sequencing
- New OB/GYN-related ICD-9 codes for 2010
- Discussion of selected case studies
- Repair of obstetric related lacerations
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Tubal ligation versus occlusion
- Bladder suspension and uterine/pelvic repairs
- Robotically assisted surgery
- Anterior/posterior repair
- Bartholin’s gland
- Prolapsed uterus
A question and answer session follows the presentation.
MATERIALSIn addition to the expertise and advice presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive a slide presentation of the program materials along with copies of operative reports and appropriate articles from HCPro’s JustCoding.com. These materials are provided with PDF links.
MEET THE SPEAKERSShannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC-I, is director of coding and HIM at HCPro, Inc., where she serves as the lead instructor for two Certified Coder Boot Camps®, which cover physician and outpatient hospital coding and inpatient hospital facility coding. She works with hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related issues with a particular focus on coding reviews and audits.
Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, is an independent consultant in Melba, ID who has experience in overseeing and auditing pre- and post-payment charge services for more than 50 providers. She has educated physicians, mid-level provider staff, and administration on coding, compliance, and HIPAA regulations.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE
This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 1.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor. Credit expires on 7/31/2010.
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Credit expires on 7/31/2010.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?Coders, billers, coding managers, coding supervisors, and practice managers in physician practices and clinics, outpatient hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers.
AUDIO ON-DEMANDIn addition to the regular purchase options for HCPro audio conferences, we are pleased to offer another option, audio on-demand. Audio on-demand allows you to download the program and play it back at your convenience through your computer or MP3 player. Purchase a CD or audio on-demand of the program and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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