In Coding
Jun 7th, 2018
When coding maternity care, you typically will report a “routine, uncomplicated” service, using a single, “global” obstetric care code, based on the type of delivery: 59400 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, vaginal delivery (with or without episiotomy, and/or forceps) and postpartum care 59510 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, cesarean delivery, and post...
Aug 1st, 2013
Simplify coding by knowing what is packaged into obstetrics care. By Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CCS-P Coding for obstetric (OB) services can be complicated. When reporting maternity care, you must know what is included in the global OB package. Per CPT® guidelines, the global OB package includes “uncomplicated care” to the patient in the ...
Nov 16th, 2009
Seattle-based Microsoft solved the problem of expensive emergency department (ED) claims by its employees and their families with a new model: engage a team of physicians to make house calls. The visiting physicians save the company 35 percent against an ED visit and have become a popular benefit, according to an article in the Nov. 16 issue of ...