Coding

  • CMS Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) 20.1 (Effective April 1, 2014) For the 2nd quarter of the 2014 CCI (version 20.1, April 1), the reporting of code 57000 (Colpotomy; with exploration)) in addition to codes 57100 (Biopsy of vaginal mucosa; simple (separate procedur...

  • ACOG Coding Workshops – Still Open for Business in Spite of the ICD-10 Delay! ICD-10 has been delayed through legislative action until October 1, 2015.  ACOG believes that ICD-10 will eventually be implemented and that our Fellows need to be prepared.  The delay prov...

  • 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...

  • 2014 ACOG Coding Workshops ICD-10 is COMING!  Ensure that your practice is prepared for implementation day (October 1, 2014) by attending an ACOG Coding Workshop. In 2014, ACOG’s coding workshops will consist of up...

  • CPT / HCPCS Changes for 2014 The Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition, (CPT-4) code set for 2014 includes a few updates of interest to ob-gyns. As in previous years, extensive new instructions and guidelines have ...

  • The Transition: Preparing for ICD-10 ICD-10 represents a significant improvement over ICD-9, but structural differences may make converting appear to be difficult. The ICD-10 code set reflects advances in medicine and uses current medic...

  • Transvaginal and Transabdominal Ultrasonography The ACOG Coding Department has received several questions recently relating to reporting transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasounds during the same session....

  • ICD-9 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, 2013....

  • Reporting HCPCS Code G0101 When Organs are Surgically Absent It has been noted that some Medicare(CMS) contractors are declining payment for the routine pelvic  and breast examinations associated with HCPCS code G0101 (cervical or vaginal cancer screening...

  • 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....

  • ICD-9 to ICD-10 Crosswalks The ICD-9-CM (I-9) to ICD-10-CM (I-10), and I-10 to I-9 crosswalk tools are based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) General Equivalency Mapping (GEMS) documents. Per the CMS Gems guide: ...

  • 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...

  • Correct Use of Surgical Modifier 52, Reduced Services CPT-4 states that sometimes a service or procedure is partially reduced or eliminated at the physician’s discretion.  In this case, the procedure is reported with modifier 52.  This p...

  • 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