Coding

  • Update - CCI Edits Affecting Gynecologic Surgery CMS implemented multiple new CCI "Edits for Procedures of the Uterus and for Procedures Utilizing a Vaginal Approach" in October of 2014....

  • Changes to Modifier 59 Reporting for Medicare For 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established four new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) modifiers that define subsets of modifier 59 (Distinct proced...

  • CPT / HCPCS Changes for 2015 The Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition, (CPT-4) code set for 2015 includes a few updates of interest to ob-gyns. As in previous years, extensive new instructions and guidelines have ...

  • Effective October 1, 2014 - ICD Code Set Status Update Due to the ICD-10 code set implementation delay and code freeze, there are no new, revised, or deleted ICD-9 codes effective for October 1, 2014. ICD-9-CM codes should be reported until September 30,...

  • CMS Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) 20.3 (Effective October 1, 2014) For the fourth quarter of the 2014 CCI (version 20.3, October 1), there were multiple new bundling edits specific to OB/GYN-related codes. Highlights of the New Bundles for the Current Quarter The O...

  • Procedural Coding in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014 The Procedural Coding in Obstetrics and Gynecology booklet is published in even years and was posted in the February 2014 Monthly Member E-source guide....

  • Medicare Relative Value Units and Payment Indicators for 2014 ACOG’s Coding Department has assembled the latest Medicare updates for 2014 of codes normally used by ob-gyns. The charts include information concerning Medicare's 2014 Relative Value Units (RV...

  • Upcoming ACOG Coding Workshops ICD-10 is COMING!  Ensure that your practice is prepared for implementation day (October 1, 2015) by attending an ACOG Coding Workshop. In 2015, ACOG’s coding workshops will consist of up ...

  • Reporting the Confirmation of Pregnancy Visit ACOG often receives questions from Fellows as to whether the initial visit to confirm a pregnancy may be reported as an E/M visit separately from the global OB package....

  • Coding Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Procedures ACOG frequently receives requests for an explanation of the differences between coding for total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and laparoscopy with vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).  As a resu...

  • ACOG Successful in Efforts to Increase Value of Maternity Services Two years after a comprehensive review of the value of physician work for maternity services, CMS accepted most recommendations made by the RBRVS Update Committee (RUC), resulting in 2012 increases o...

  • ICD-10 The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is currently being used in most countries. The United States is among a very few industrialized nations ...

Contact:

Donna Tyler
Manager, Coding Education
dtyler@acog.org

Keisha Sutton
Coding Specialist
ksutton@acog.org