CPT®: Coding of Obstetrical Procedures


CPT coding of obstetrical procedures performed by physicians and other providers requires detailed understanding of the structure of the CPT coding system, the guidance specific to proper coding of obstetrical procedures, and clinical knowledge of both anatomy and current obstetrical procedures.

CEUs:  1    1 AHIMA    1 AAPC
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CPT coding of obstetrical procedures performed by physicians and other providers requires detailed understanding of the structure of the CPT coding system, the guidance specific to proper coding of obstetrical procedures, and clinical knowledge of both anatomy and current obstetrical procedures.

CPT®: Coding of Obstetrical Procedures provides:

  • Detailed understanding of select obstetrical procedures and their related diagnoses
  • Separately reportable procedures and services common to the antepartum obstetrical course of care, labor and delivery, and the postpartum obstetrical course of care
  • How to apply CPT guidelines for coding for obstetrical services
  • Definition of the global obstetrical package, how to assign package codes; how unbundling of the global obstetrical package affects coding
  • Apply what you learn!  Follow one patient (“Kim”) from beginning to culmination of her obstetrical course of care.  Practice coding with ten carefully written case studies that illustrate a wide range of commonly seen obstetrical services from antepartum through postpartum.

Obstetrics Glossary defines over 120 common terms obstetric coders need to know!

Bonus!  Coding of obstetrical conditions and procedures requires coders to master unique terminology and concepts.  CPT: Coding of Obstetrical Procedures includes our proprietary Obstetrics Glossary which defines over 120 common terms obstetrical coders need to know.

More!  Learn to code obstetrical diagnoses with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized coding expert Lynn Kuehn! ICD-10-CM: Obstetrical Diagnosis Coding explains the clinical details of common complications of pregnancy, abortion, delivery, and the puerperium.

Ready for a deep dive into CPT coding? CPT: Procedural Coding provides a broad and thorough understanding of the CPT coding system leading to correct and defensible code selection is essential for coders working in the outpatient setting or physician practices.

CPT: Coding of Obstetrical Procedures

  • Global Obstetrical Package
    • Exceptions
    • Antepartum Care
    • Antepartum Visits
    • Delivery Services
    • Animated Video – Vaginal Delivery
    • Animated Video – Cesarean Delivery
    • Integral Procedures – Delivery
    • Postpartum Care
    • Integral Procedures – Postpartum Care
  • Delivery of Multiple Gestations
  • Unbundling the Global Obstetrical Package
  • What is Separately Reportable?
  • Evaluation and Management Services
  • Antepartum Laboratory Tests
    • Glucose Tolerance Test
    • Other Tests
  • Antepartum Radiology Studies
    • Ultrasound
    • Biophysical Profile
  • Antepartum Surgical Procedures
    • Amniocentesis
    • Amnioinfusion
    • Stress/Non-Stress Test
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Cerclage
  • Abortions and Stillbirths
    • Spontaneous Abortion
    • Induced Abortion
    • Fetal Death
  • Procedures Accessory to Labor and Delivery
    • External Cephalic Version
    • Video – External Cephalic Version
    • Surgical Induction
    • Cervical Dilation
  • Postpartum Procedures/Services
    • Retained Placenta
    • Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • OB Laceration Repair
    • Sterilization
  • Kim’s Obstetric Course – 10 Scenarios to practice coding what you have learned that follow a patient from antepartum care through postpartum care.

    The level of effort to complete this course, start to finish, is equivalent to 1 CEU and should take you approximately 1-3 hours to complete. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 4-week enrollment period and we encourage you to re-review any materials that are helpful to you.

    Certificate of Completion
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    AHIMA: 1 CEU
    This course has been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

    AAPC: 1 CEU
    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

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    Cari A. Greenwood, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CICA

    With more than 18 years of experience in health information management (HIM), Cari Greenwood is a well-rounded HIM professional who holds RHIA and CCS credentials from AHIMA, a CPC credential from AAPC, and is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and an HFMA-Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor. Through her 12 plus years as a coding educator, Cari has gathered insight and information derived from her experience working with individual professionals and teams as they pursue advanced HIM training.

    Cari’s HIM expertise combined with her passion for teaching is the foundation for her career as an author and presenter specializing in coding and auditing education. As Cari has stated: “The challenge facing anyone working with data and code sets is that it requires regular study to stay current with the evolutions in healthcare and the ability to accurately and efficiently do the work required of an HIM professional. A strong foundation of core skills and knowledge is the beginning, not the totality of an HIM education, there is always more to learn.”

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