Suggestions For Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Billing
Obstetrics is a branch of medicine and surgery that is primarily concerned with childbirth. While Gynecology is the branch of medicine that deals with the female reproductive system primarily. The diagnosis and treatments these specialties deal with involve a lot of reporting including patient registration, insurance credentialing, complicated coding, documentation and much more. And here we are providing you with Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Billing service on your first call.
Coding for Obstetrics and Gynecology medical billing can be one of the most challenging and frustrating concerns for the practitioners due to the patient’s sudden switches to other doctors over the course of the period of pregnancy.
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Following are the tips for Obstetrics and Gynecology medical billing that both, physicians and the medical billing company should keep in mind in order to ensure high reimbursement and continuous cash flow.
Documenting the specific trimester:
New codes will be assigned in the insurance claims as per the ICD-10 coding system for the prompt claim processing. There are certain codes in the 15th chapter of the ICD-10 manual that need specific coding and reporting during the different trimesters. The coders will also have to document the billing with the specific number of weeks and days.
Documenting annual gynecological examination:
The coders should document the annual gynecological examination data accurately with detailed information about any abnormality finding in the patient. The code for this is ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z01.4 and the coders should be well-versed in the coding system to ensure smooth cash flow.
Reporting the cause of pelvic pain:
The information about the cause of pelvic pain should be coded precisely during the billing process. It is also essential to report this information so that the coder can assign the codes accurately.
Documenting the menstrual migraine accurately:
When a doctor recognizes that the patient is suffering from a chronic migraine with menstrual cramps, he should also let the coders know that the patient has a menstrual migraine. There are certain codes in the ICD-10 coding system like ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G43.82 and ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G43.83 for a menstrual migraine.
Reporting the fetus viability scans performed:
The doctors should observe the scans done during regular screening for viability, or the signs and symptoms like decreased fetal movement or fetal anemia and thrombocytopenia that can lead to a miscarriage. The staff should also report this information in their EHR system to ensure accurate billing.
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