ICD-11 and Its Impact on OB-GYN Billing in 2024

How will OB-GYN practices in 2024 be affected by the implementation of ICD-11? Improving OB-GYN billing in 2024 hinges on ICD-11, WHO’s 11th health data edition reshaping cause-of-death recording by the World Health Organization. This latest version plays a crucial role in capturing health data and accurately documenting the causes of death. In 1893, the […]

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Comprehensive Guide on Billing for Depo-Provera Injections

Depo-Provera is a highly effective form of birth control that provides long-term contraception for women. Administered as an intramuscular injection, it offers a convenient and reliable contraceptive option. If you are a healthcare provider offering Depo-Provera injections, it is crucial to understand the billing process to ensure proper reimbursement. This article will provide a comprehensive […]

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Be Compliant with Accurate OB/GYN Coding Guidelines

Many times physicians tends to code a regular set of procedure codes without a proper understanding of coding guidelines. It’s always advisable to take the guidance of certified coders who have a deep understanding of payer-specific and medical specialty-specific coding guidelines. Otherwise consistent inaccurate medical coding might result into an external payer audit. It’s specifically […]

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Understand Split OB GYN Billing to Avoid Duplicate Billing

Challenges of OB GYN Billing Coding and billing for maternity obstetrical care are quite a bit different from the rest of the medical specialties. Maternity care services typically include antepartum care, delivery services, as well as postpartum care. Depending on the patient’s circumstances and insurance carrier, the provider can either, submit all rendered services for […]

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Controlling Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that a woman can develop during pregnancy. When you have diabetes, your body cannot use the sugars and starches (carbohydrates) it takes in as food to make energy. As a result, your body collects extra sugar in your blood. We don’t know all the causes of gestational diabetes. Some—but not all—women […]

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ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY 2020 – Obstetrics

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), two departments within the U.S. Federal Government’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide the guidelines for coding and reporting using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). These guidelines should be used as a […]

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CPT Changes for OB-GYN in 2020

With the new 2020 ICD-10-CM code set now available, we know that there have been more than 740 different changes. More than 30 of the changes for 2020 actually apply to Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-Gyn) correction, from changes and updates to coding multiple gestation pregnancies to coding for obstetric surgical wound infections. Here’s a closer […]

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Avoiding Claims Denials for OB/GYN

Denials are a thorn in the flesh for most medical practices. But there are some specialties that have an exceptionally high denial rate. OB/GYN is, unfortunately, one of them. Denial rates in this specialty are the highest at a whopping 22.42%. Denials are an everyday occurrence for most OB/GYN centers. OB/GYN billing and coding comes […]

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2019 OB-GYN ICD 10 Coding Updates & Changes

With the year 2019 approaching; there has been a buzz of new medical billing codes. The year 2018 has been hectic for the medical and healthcare industry professionals as ICD-10-CM codes introduce nearly 500 changes, 33 of them in Obstetrics and Gynecology; as well as in several other specialties. So what’s new to expect in […]

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OB-gyn: Boost your Cash Flow with Simple Steps

In Ob-gyn practice, the services provided by physicians have come under security after repeated frauds under necessary procedures and care. The Current billing scenario is changing and it’s somewhat difficult now for individual practices to bill for all the services provided and also provide quality care. The CMS has created a shift in billing from fee […]

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