Unraveling the Mystery of OB Coding

January 30, 2018

Chuck Buck & Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS

Renal disease has been complicating obstetrics coding. For the first time on Talk Ten Tuesdays, two subject matter experts delve into this subject, which is rife with confusion and contradiction.

The key question is this: is renal disease a medical condition caused by the pregnancy, or a preexisting medical condition complicating the pregnancy? That is why we asked Linda Holtzman from Clarity Coding, Inc., to help explain when to use O26 and O99 codes. Podcast co-host Dr. Erica Remer and Ms. Holtzman resolve this question once and for all.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include

  • News Desk: Dennis Jones, the director of patient financial services at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N.Y., anchors Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk with the very latest healthcare news.
  • Dateline Washington: Talk Ten Tuesdays legislative analyst Rhonda Taller discusses the latest news coming out of Washington, D.C.
  • TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, sets up questions surrounding coding renal disease in pregnancy by reviewing last week’s listener survey on OB coding.

Linda Holtzman, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC
Founder, Clarity Coding

Dennis Jones and Rhonda Taller, MHA


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