7 Examples Break Down ICD-10-CM Coding for Zika Virus: Is Your Ob-Gyn Ready for an Outbreak?

Date: 2017-05-25

Speaker: Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr. - MD, FACS ,Suzanne Burmeister - BA, MPhil, CPC, COBGC and AHIMA-approved

Wondering what ICD-10 code to use when a pregnant patient infected with Zika virus arrives in your office? Do you know the requirements you must meet to bill Zika infection to CMS? Are you facing Zika virus coding denials?
We have got you covered. Join this complimentary webinar and become an expert in coding for Zika virus. Listen to Suzanne Burmeister, editor of TCI's best-selling publication Ob-Gyn Coding Alert. She will take you through various aspects of Zika virus coding and will share seven examples surrounding both confirmed and suspected cases that will help you report your Zika virus cases with ease!
Get practical insights so you pull the plug on your ICD-10 Zika virus denials for good!

Session highlights

  • A pregnant patient confirmed with Zika requires more testing — Make certain your coding can support that.
  • Here's how your diagnosis coding should reflect situations when a pregnant patient shows no symptoms but needs to be tested for the Zika virus.
  • Do you know which is your primary diagnosis when a pregnant patient with confirmed Zika presents for an ultrasound? Find out.
  • Do you fully understand the ICD-10 guidelines when it comes to Zika virus coding? Learn more here.
  • Is your physician documenting a confirmed diagnosis sufficient? This you need to know.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Auditors
  • Coders & billers
  • Compliance officers
  • Office staff 
  • Practice managers 
  • Office managers 

Don't miss: Register for this free, in-depth webinar to hear a concentrated overview of ICD-10-CM coding for Zika virus.

Special #TCIQ&A session with Suzanne. On TCI Twitter page.



About the speakers

Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr.
Dr. Ferragamo received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City, his medical degree from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and after two years of general surgical training at The Brooklyn Hospital, completed his three years of urological training at the Kings County Hospital Medical center, Brooklyn, New York, under the late Keith R. Waterhouse MD. Dr. Ferragamo served two years ...
Suzanne Burmeister
BA, MPhil, CPC, COBGC and AHIMA-approved
is the managing editor of Ob-Gyn Coding Alert. She also guides practices and hospitals in best strategies and educates coders in common ICD-10 coding changes, in ICD-10 Coding Alert.