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mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks

  • 1.  mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks

    Posted 06-18-2019 13:09

    If performing Mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks, how should I proceed with billing?

     

    16-19 weeks (PR intervals and hydrops checks)

    20 weeks (PR intervals and anatomic evaluation)

    21 weeks (PR intervals and hydrops check)

    22 weeks (full fetal echocardiogram evaluation)

     



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    Linda Carroll, CMPE
    Manager
    Aurora Maternal Fetal Medicine, LLC
    4120 Laurel St Ste 203
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    P 907-677-2636

    AKMGMA Education Chair 2019-2020
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  • 2.  RE: mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks

    Posted 06-19-2019 04:58
    Hi Linda
    thanks for posting your question! in general there is no code for PR intervals, and the committee has suggested utilizing 76828 for this study.  however your question is a bit more complex, that I think the full committee should weigh in with a formal response. I will pose this question to the committee and a formal answer will be posted to the SMFM coding website in a few days.
    Thanks
    Vanita'

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    Vanita Jain, MD
    SMFM Coding Committee Chair

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  • 3.  RE: mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks

    Posted 06-28-2019 09:50
    Sorry for the delayed response Linda
    This question will be posted to the SMFM website under coding Q&A
    This was a tough one and we deliberated our answer quite a bit - so hopefully we provide you with some guidance!

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    Vanita Jain, MD
    SMFM Coding Committee Chair
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  • 4.  RE: mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks

    Posted 07-05-2019 09:09
    I would also like to review the committee's guidance regarding this question ​but I'm having trouble finding where the response was posted. Can you direct more specifically Vanita?

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    Christina Pisani Conway
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  • 5.  RE: mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks

    Posted 07-05-2019 10:19
    Yes - it's on the SMFM Website
    Go to the tabs at the top of the screen - Practice Management
    Click Coding Resources
    On the right hand side, green box, click on Questions And Answers
    A search screen will show up, and for some reason the tips don't automatically post in date order
    Just hit "search" without anything in the "category or Keyword" fields
    It will sort with the latest tip posted
    It's the 2nd one down posted July 1st, 2019

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    Vanita Jain, MD
    SMFM Coding Chair
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  • 6.  RE: mechanical PR intervals with hydrops checks

    Posted 07-08-2019 14:55
    Thank you.  I'll keep watching for an update...

    Linda​

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    Linda Carroll, CMPE
    Manager
    Aurora Maternal Fetal Medicine, LLC
    4120 Laurel St Ste 203
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    P 907-677-2636

    AKMGMA Education Chair 2019-2020
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