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Psychological Evaluation


In accordance with ASRM practice guidelines, many REs require patients (and their spouses/partners) who are considering using donor gametes to see an infertility counselor first. Assuming the purpose of these consultations is to explore relevant psychosocial issues, rather than to evaluate "suitability" for treatment, how should they be coded by the infertility counselor?

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Diagnosis code for donation

What is the diagnosis code for an embryo donation versus egg donation?
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Mandated states and egg retrieval

What name should you use to submit for reimbursement for the actual egg donor when there is benefit for the donor egg retrieval?
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Submitting female codes under a male patient in a donor cycle

We got a rejection from the clearinghouse for using a female diagnosis under a male patient. 
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When an intended parent has donor coverage under their insurance, how do we bill the donor services to their insurance?

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What is the diagnosis code for an embryo donation versus egg donation? View the Answer
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Mandated states and egg retrieval

What name should you use to submit for reimbursement for the actual egg donor when there is benefit for the donor egg retrieval? View the Answer
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Reimbursement for cost of donor egg

My wife and I are going through a fertility treatment process, and we have purchased a donor egg out-of-pocket from a donor bank.  View the Answer
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Billing egg donor’s retrieval to recipient’s insurance

How you would bill an egg donor’s retrieval to a patient’s insurance? View the Answer
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Donor Egg Lot Acquisition

What is the code for egg lot acquisition? View the Answer
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Donor Eggs-Physical Exam

Is there a specific CPT code used for Donor Physical Exams or would a practice just bill using the appropriate E&M Code?  View the Answer
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Is the donor egg retrieval included on the bill to insurance with the first IVF treatment for the recipient?  View the Answer
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Could you give guidance for the correct ICD-10 code(s) to use when a patient is doing an Anonymous Donor Embryo Transfer cycle? View the Answer
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Is there a specific CPT code used for Donor Physical Exams or would a practice just bill using the appropriate E&M Code?  View the Answer
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Egg Culture and Fertilization: Same Gender

A same-sex male couple requested half their donor eggs be fertilized with sperm from male #1 and the other half fertilized from male #2. View the Answer
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Claim Form for Donor Egg Retrieval

What bill form is used of IVF donor egg retrieval? View the Answer
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Coding For Donor Egg Retrieval For Male Intended Parent

In coding a donor-egg retrieval to bill to insurance under the male intended parent, would it be appropriate to use the Z31.83?  View the Answer
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Updated terminology for gamete and embryo donors: directed (identified) to replace ‘‘known’’ and nonidentified to replace ‘‘anonymous’’: a committee opinion (2022)

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Financial compensation of oocyte donors: an Ethics Committee opinion (2023)

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A patient self-refers to our physician for an initial new patient consultation instead of referred by another physician, how do we code for the consult? View the Answer
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Psychological Evaluation

Many REs require patients (and their spouses/partners) who are considering using donor gametes to see an infertility counselor first. View the Answer
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Our group would like to know if others are billing an evaluation and management code for ultrasound and blood draw visits? View the Answer
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What are the CPT codes and ICD-10 codes for coding a surgical case for a patient with history of Stage B adenocarcinoma of the cervix ... View the Answer
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Diagnosis of Infertility for IVF Procedure

How important is it to have accurate documentation of the type of infertility diagnosis for IVF procedures?  View the Answer
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Diagnostic Testing of an Infertile Couple

The Z31.41 is or is not the correct code to use for diagnostic testing of an infertile couple? And If so can if be used as the primary and only code? View the Answer
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Blood Tests

Patients are requesting to have lab work drawn from the female patient moved to the males account due to the female fertility coverage being maxed out.  View the Answer
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Psychological Evaluation

Many REs require patients (and their spouses/partners) who are considering using donor gametes to see an infertility counselor first. View the Answer
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