Coding for Opioid Use and Counseling

For any case of pregnancy in which a woman uses opioids during the pregnancy or postpartum period, codes from subcategory O99.32, Drug use complicating pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium, should be assigned. A secondary code from category F11, Opioid-related disorders, should also be assigned to identify the manifestation of Opioid Use and Counseling. Opioid Use […]


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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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Easy Steps for OB-GYN Facility to Boost Your Practice Revenue

All-day long, the healthcare professionals working in the Ob-Gyn specialty face perplexing issues of healthcare payer requirements which can affect their income cycle. Commercial insurance payers often change filing requirements, while in many states, the Medicaid reimbursements and follow-up processes are challenging, antiquated, or both. As a result, Ob-Gyn facilities often look for a medical […]


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Billing Guidelines For Your OB-GYN Practice To Follow

Obstetrics and Gynecology is one specialty that involves capacious claims filing. OB-GYN Practice Services are rendered for many family planning, obstetrics, gynecology, and anesthesia procedures. Yet in virtually every family practice, opportunities to maximize reimbursements are missed. Under-coding, omitting modifiers, and submitting claims without the documentation needed to support them are everyday events. The lost […]


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Do Not be Scared of Ob/Gyn Coding – Here are Few Tips

Billing and coding for Obstetrics/Gynecology is a complex task and coding missteps can be costly. Picking the right diagnostic code for claims from insurance payers can go a long way in increasing your reimbursements. Hence, Ob/Gyn coding must be done by experts who are aware of components comprised in the global surgical package (as per […]


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