Principles of Diagnosis and Procedure Code Selection

About the Webinar

ICD-10-CM was adopted in the U.S. on October 1, 2015. There have been subsequent revisions, additions, and corrections to ICD-10-CM codes and clarification of coding guidelines. This webcast will look at the current ICD-10 coding guidelines for reporting common gynecological and obstetrical conditions including the clinical specificity necessary to appropriately assign the codes. The coding principles for the top 20 gynecological and obstetrical conditions seen in the typical OB/Gyn practice will be reviewed and applied to clinical practice.

At the conclusion of this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe ICD-10-CM code structure, coding conventions and principles
  • Summarize key ICD-10-CM guidelines applicable to the female genitourinary system and maternity care
  • Identify the clinical specificity necessary to appropriately assign ICD-10-CM codes for OB-GYN services
  • Apply coding principles to clinical practice
Emily Hill, PA
Hill and Associates - Wilmington, NC

Emily Hill is the President of Hill and Associates and has a broad professional background in the health care industry. With over 20 years of experience as a health care consultant, she has worked with numerous academic and private practices on coding, reimbursement, compliance, and practice management issues.

Emily has taught coding seminars and served as an advisor on coding and reimbursement issues for many medical specialty societies. She served as a representative to the AMA’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) for the American Academy of Physician Assistants from 1993 to 2019.

She is a graduate of the Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistants program and received her BA in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.