In Billing
Apr 29th, 2019
One of the hot topics that just happened at the 2019 HEALTHCON was “Gender Identity: Coding EMRs and Insurance Barriers,” presented by Danielle Erickson, CPC, CCS, and Litriana Shimano, CPC, CMDP, CCP, PCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. It was a full session that many medical coders and payers attended because transgender medical services are difficult ...
In Coding
Jun 6th, 2018
Acceptance has paved the way to more accurate diagnoses and improved health outcomes, but insurance coverage hinges on proper coding. By Marcia A. Maar, MFA, COC, CPC, CRC, AAPC Fellow, AAPC, MACRA Proficient, and Michelle A. Dick, BS Transgender is a broad term used for people whose gender identity or gender expression differs from their assigned ...
Don’t let a question of identity hold up claims payment. Although transgender people have existed throughout history, society has been slow to accept them as equals. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community has gained a lot of ground more recently, though. Most notably, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 banned sex discrimination in ...
Gender dysphoria, or gender identity disorder, is characterized by a person’s strong and persistent cross-gender identification, coupled with persistent discomfort with his or her gender. This is not a new disorder, by any means, but gender reassignment treatments are advancing and becoming more sought out as society comes to accept the concept. Treatments are expensive, ...
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...