Oct 30th, 2013
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reports that some Medicare contractors are denying payment for routine pelvic and breast examinations reported with HCPCS Level II code G0101 Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination. “Specifically,” ACOG says, “payment has been denied when the documentation includes notation of surgically absent org...
Apr 1st, 2012
The benefits of taking on a new specialty are worth the initial extra legwork. By Pam Brooks, CPC The trend toward comprehensive patient care will create a demand for many new multi-specialty practices. As practices expand, the need for specialty coders will, too. But these jobs won’t come without challenges. Even experienced coders can become ...
Dec 15th, 2011
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends and encourages obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) to welcome and to offer transgender patients the same routine care and screening as given to all patients. According to an amednews.com article posted online Dec. 5, the ACOG committee opinion was released in the December Obstetrics & Gynecology. “The opinion encou...
Apr 1st, 2011
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated its guidelines for various female screenings and is asking the federal government to back them up. Cystic Fibrosis Screening ACOG recommends preconception and prenatal cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier screening as a routine part of obstetric care. “Because CF is caused by an inherited genetic mutation, carrier screening ...
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Aug 27th, 2010
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a new recommendation Aug. 23 that advises girls ages 11 to 12—generally before they become sexually active—to receive the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. In some cases, ACOG says, it may be appropriate to vaccinate girls even younger. “The ideal time for girls to receive the HPV ...