When your ob-gyn provides only 1-3 visits, here's what you need to bill.
Don't shortchange your practice when it comes to coding split antepartum visits. Depending on the number of visits your ob-gyn provides, you will report either an E/M visit or one unit of an antepartum visit code.
Take this four-question true/false challenge to see how you fare.
Question 1: Determine Antepartum Care Definition
True/False: CPT states that antepartum care includes monthly visits up to 28 weeks gestation, biweekly visits up to 36 weeks gestation, and weekly visits until delivery.
Solution: True, says Pat Larabee, CPC, CCP-P, coding specialist for Intermed in South Portland, Maine. Ob services include obtaining the patient's history, performing a physical exam, recording vital statistics, and doing other examinations necessary to provide safe and appropriate care for the mother and fetus.