Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, breaks down CPT coding for diagnostic services performed during the second and third trimesters, and provides an overview of an obstetric (OB) hospitalist's role in caring for high-risk maternity patients.
Several CPT modifiers have similar definitions, which can make distinguishing between them challenging. Review guidance for the appropriate application of modifier -51 versus -59 and discontinued service modifiers -52, -53, -73, and -74.
Identifying sepsis is a complex process that takes more thought than checking off clinical indicators from a list, regardless of what criteria are used to qualify the diagnosis. Apply these tips to identify clinical indicators of competing diagnoses.
To select the most specific CPT codes for prenatal care, physician coders must have a solid understanding of complex guidelines for reporting pregnancy-related office visits. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, unpacks services included in the global obstetric package and CPT coding for routine prenatal care.