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Correct Coding for Laparoscopic/Hysteroscopic Procedures

Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures are the predominate surgical procedures performed in many OB/Gyn practices. Understanding the global surgical package and the guidelines for reporting multiple laparoscopic/hysteroscopic procedures are important concepts for ensuring appropriate reimbursement and reducing denials. Clear clinical documentation is necessary to support the services billed and to assist in the appeals process. This webcast will explain the guidelines used to determine surgical codes and when it is appropriate to report multiple codes. The CMS National Correct Coding Initiative and the application of the associated modifiers will be reviewed along with documentation principles for surgical services.

Objectives

Upon completion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  • Integrate standard medical and surgical practices into the selection process for CPT codes
  • Demonstrate documentation requirements when reporting multiple services on the same day
  • Apply the principles, guidelines and modifiers associated with the CMS National Correct Coding Initiative to clinical practice