In Billing
May 1st, 2014
Should you code the placement of a balloon uterine stent? By Michella Van Antwerp, CPC, CASCC As balloon uterine stent placement following intrauterine hysteroscopic surgery becomes more common, I hear more and more coders questioning whether they can separately code this procedure. Let’s set the record straight, right now. Understand Use of Balloon Uterine Stents ...
In Coding
Oct 19th, 2010
ICD-9-CM codes for 2011 allow obstetrician/gynecologist (ob/gyn) practices to be more specific when reporting uterine anomalies, multiple placentae, and personal history codes. To take advantage of this new-found specificity, however, you’ll need to update your understanding of available codes and usage guidelines. 2011 Dx Codes Affect OB/GYNs was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Peggy Stilley, CPC, CPC-I, COBGC, ACS-OB Are you new to obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) coding? Do you wish you knew some helpful tidbits to ease daunting coding tasks? The following are scenarios most-commonly asked about by attendees during question-and-answer sessions while teaching OB/GYN. These “real world” examples can help you tackle day-to-day coding challenges ...