ACOG Coding Workshop, Washington, DC, August 20

August 20, 2018

Demystifying Obstetric Coding And Billing: Effectively Reporting The ‘Routine’ and the ‘High Risk’


ACOG's Committee on Health Economics and Coding and ACOG's Executive Board believe physicians must educate themselves and their staff about appropriate coding and billing practices.

In the world of medical billing and coding, there is nothing like billing for obstetrics services.  There are multiple components—some that are reported individually, some that are reported as part of a global service, and some that are reported based on the specific circumstance.  In addition, as the delivery of obstetric care evolves, so does the reporting of those services.

This one-day course is dedicated to clarifying the principles of obstetrics billing and coding, equipping the provider and their staff to appropriately report services to a variety of payers and circumstances.  This highly interactive session will provide attendees the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills as they learn through detailed case studies.

At the end of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Differentiate between services that should be reported “globally” and services that should be independently or separately reported.
  • Identify the differences between the billing/coding of “routine” and “high-risk” obstetrics.
  • Accurately report ultrasound and other associated diagnostic services.
  • Construct protocols to manage unique circumstances not clearly reportable through available procedure codes.
  • Discuss currently developing issues in the field of obstetric care, as it influences billing/coding of those services.


Through question and answer sessions, discussions and case studies, physicians should learn how correct coding can positively affect their practice. This workshop is designed for physicians. However, if accompanied by a physician, up to five office coding staff may also attend. Once the physician has attended, his/her staff may attend alone for up to two years after the date the physician attended. Contact the Registrar for more information.

Registration fees are as follows.


  • ACOG Fellow-$700 
  • Jr. Fellow/Educational Affiliate- $600  
  • Non-Member physician-$900 
  • First staff member accompanying a physician- $600 
  • Additional staff member(s) accompanying a physician-$500 

Enrollment is limited to the first 40 participants. Exceptions cannot be made. Space in this session is not reserved until payment is received. We recommend that you verify your registration status with the ACOG Registrar at (800) 673-8444 prior to making travel or hotel arrangements. We are not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or hotel reservations. 

Cancellations must be in writing and received by the ACOG Registrar two weeks prior to the workshop date. No refunds will be made after that time. Registration fees will be refunded minus an administrative fee of $100.00 per participant.

Registrants may transfer one time from one workshop to a single session/workshop day at another workshop being held in 2018 without an additional fee. Additional requests to transfer from one workshop to another within the same year will be assessed a fee of $100.00 per participant. Transfers from a 2018 workshop into a 2019 workshop are not permitted. Registrants who plan to transfer to a different workshop within the same year but who fail to do so will be subject to the administrative fee of $100.00 on their refund.

Cancellation Fees may not be applied to other educational activities.

Print out the registration form to register via fax or mail. Telephone registrations are not accepted.

Those wishing to participate in this workshop MUST register individually and cannot register for multiple registrants at one time. For questions or assistance, please contact the registrar at


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Session – Monday, August 20, 2018, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Demystifying Obstetric Coding and Billing: Effectively Reporting the ‘Routine’ and the ‘High Risk”

ACCME Accreditation
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s) 
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

The breakdown of the number of credits for each day of the meeting is as follows: Session - Demystifying Obstetric Coding and Billing: Effectively Reporting the ‘Routine’ and the ‘High Risk” - 7 credits American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) This session has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 7.0 Continuing Educational Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor.

Program Director
Donna Tyler, CPC, COBGC
Director, Coding  
ACOG Department of Health Economics


This meeting is intended to be a “fly-in/fly-out session. If attendees need hotel reservations, please check one of the following websites for available hotel rooms:


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998