Master Class on Obstetrics Coding: From Pregnancy to Postpartum

By Leigh Poland and Angels Rani Jeritta

Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 2 pm EST

Join us for an in-depth webinar designed to elevate your understanding of obstetrics coding practices, "Master Class on Obstetrics Coding: From Pregnancy to Postpartum." This comprehensive session explores the complexities surrounding pregnancy-related coding, ensuring precise documentation, billing, and enhanced patient care.

Our expert speakers will guide you through coding for various complications and conditions affecting pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Whether you're navigating the challenges of principal diagnosis in obstetrics coding, complications of labor and delivery, or the intricacies of the postpartum period, this webinar is packed with valuable insights and guidelines tailored for both facility and professional coders. Explore the latest updates and opportunities in obstetrics, enhance coding accuracy, and understand common areas of confusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of the principal diagnosis (PDX) in obstetrics coding, and how to identify fetal conditions and other factors that influence the management of pregnancy.
  • Navigate the complexities of coding for labor and delivery complications, including how to accurately code for conditions that complicate pregnancy such as maternal diseases, abortions, and postpartum complications.
  • Gain insights into the 2024 updates in obstetrics coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) opportunities, focusing on capturing missed query opportunities and ensuring detailed physician diagnoses.
  • Examine the priority of Chapter 15 of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) dedicated to conditions affecting pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium, denoted as "O" codes.

Register now to ensure your team understands the guidelines, conditions, and updates and can confidently tackle the complexities of pregnancy-related coding, ultimately improving medical coding accuracy and reimbursement.