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

October 4, 2019











Course Description
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.

Agenda Format
Through question-and-answer sessions, discussions, and case studies, physicians and staff will learn how correct coding can positively affect their practice. This workshop is designed for physicians; but coding and billing staff may also attend this course without a physician. However, if the physician attends the course,  other staff may attend a workshop alone for up to two years after the date of the physicians’ attendance. For more information, please contact

Registration fees are as follows.

Session Pricing

  • ACOG Fellow: $700
  • Junior Fellow/educational affiliate: $600
  • Nonmember physician: $900
  • First staff member: $600
  • Additional staff member(s): $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. 

Cancellation Policy
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 2019 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 2019 workshop into a 2020 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.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW
Washington, DC  20024-2188


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Friday, October 4, 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. Find Washington, DC hotels via Trip Advisor,, and


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998