Ob/Gyn & ICD 10 Update: 2155 New ICD-10-CM Obstetrical Codes To Make Your Life Easy!

2155 is the number of obstetric codes in ICD-10-CM which is double the number of code in ICD 9 (1,104). These new codes deal with the intricacy of obstetrical conditions in-depth.

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The chapter 15 of ICD-10-CM is inundated with obstetrics codes indicating the trimester of pregnancy in their final character. Unlike ICD 9, this chapter is not divided into antepartum, delivery and post partum status. With 2155 new obstetrics code, which is twice as much as ICD 9 (110,4) there are more codes for describing the medical complications in pregnancy, and more reason for start preparing now for Oct 1, 2014 ICD-10 deadline.

ICD-10 Basics For The OB-Gyn Practice

This riveting session will be presented by expert Melanie Witt on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, where she will shed light on the changes that will affect ob/gyn practice by the implementation of ICD-10. She will also provide an overview of the new formats, how to find information under the new system and how to help your providers move into the limelight with better documentation.

Areas covered in the session:
•    Know the similarities and differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 to ensure an easy transition
•    Follow clear guidance to prepare for the upcoming changes
•    Get familiar with GEMs provided by ICD-9 coding staff and get to know if it will help or hinder your conversion to ICD-10
•    Learn to use 7 digits
•    Get the scoop on how to pick the right codes based on documentation

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The Balanced Billing Dilemma - Out-of-Network Provider Beware!

Join expert presenter Thomas Force in this enlightening session on Thursday, November 7, 2013, where he'll give details about the techniques to balance bill patients without offending or alienating them. He will discuss about the importance of balance billing, and provide insights on the legal justification of the same.

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E/M Auditing for a Compliance Program

In this power-packed session on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, expert speaker Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, COSC will shed light on how the Affordable Care Act affects compliance programs. She will help you comprehend the 7 components of a compliance program, and also provide tips and hints on not only how to adjudicate the program, but what to do with the audit results for the continuing process of the program.

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