About the Webinar
Laparoscopic procedures are one of the most effective surgical resources in the gynecologist’s tool kit and in-office hysteroscopic procedures are becoming increasingly popular for both physicians and patients. Therefore, it’s critical that physicians and their billing staff understand the key principles of billing for these services.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- List all of the major laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures performed by Ob/gyns, as well as the similarities and differences between the various procedures
- Define best practices in multiple procedure billing, including key principles related to bundling and unbundling these surgical services
- Respond effectively to payer denials for laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures
- Outline the method in which services are billed when a laparoscopic procedure is converted to an open surgical procedure
Brad Hart, MBA, MS, CMPE, CPC, COBGC
Brad Hart is President of Reproductive Medicine Administrative Consulting, Inc. in Gastonia, North Carolina, a national consulting firm focusing on billing, coding, and operations support for OB/GYN and OB/GYN subspecialty practices. He is a faculty member for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Coding Workshops and Webcasts.
He has been a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) since 1998, and has received special certification in the field of OB/GYN (COBGC), as well as earning the status of Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA). He is also a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) with the Medical Group Management Association/American College of Medical Practice Executives (MGMA/ACMPE).