Coding

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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, 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