It’s quite possible that the only thing more painful than giving birth is trying to code obstetrical claims. From navigating scant documentation to locating codes in the index to sequencing diagnosis and procedure codes, there are too many things to remember to make this an “easy” area of coding, right? This webinar was developed to try to lessen that blow and give coders more confidence in their OB coding. We will address commonly miscoded diagnoses and procedures, give important reminders for OB coding, and review procedural coding for deliveries and other OB-related procedures. If your facility delivers a lot of babies, you can’t afford to miss this!
Review general guidelines and sequencing instruction for obstetrical diagnosis coding
Select the diagnosis code(s) for outpatient prenatal visits
Review the definition of principal procedure
Differentiate between root operations Delivery and Extraction for delivery of the infant
Determine the body parts for obstetrical laceration repairs
Decide between Medical and Surgical and Obstetrical sections for coding OB cases
Kristi Pollard RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Kristi is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of industry experience. Kristi has an extensive background in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding as well as code-based reimbursement. She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding including vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics and obstetrics.
This webinar is no longer eligible for CEUs.