Coding

  • Correct Use of Surgical Modifier 59, Distinct Procedural Service There has been a growing concern about the appropriate use of modifiers. However, choosing the correct modifier may depend on whether or not services are considered bundled. Bundling is defined as th...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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