Coding and reimbursement for Medicare well-woman screening exams is one of the biggest challenges in ob/gyn coding. You must know whether a patient meets Medicare's criteria for "high risk" or "low risk." This risk factor determines the frequency with which Medicare pays for well-woman care.
Whether the etiology is androgen excess or something more benign, excess hair growth negatively impacts quality of life for millions of women. A thorough evaluation is required to uncover underlying causes and provide appropriate treatment.
Can you get insurers to pay you for a procedure like endometrial biopsy performed at the same time as a problem-oriented visit? Sometimes. Be sure to bone up first on the intricacies of proper coding.
While family planning clinics are hailing the FDA's recent approval of mifepristone (RU-486) as a noninvasive way to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, ob/gyns who decide to administer the drug need to familiarize themselves with the research on its advantages and disadvantages.
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