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Coding Q&A

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Sep 2022: AMA Released the 2023 CPT Code Set

AMA released the 2023 CPT code set which includes burden-reducing revisions, a driver of burnout and a central pillar of its Recovery Plan.

Feb 2023: New Endometriosis and Isthmocele Codes

On June 9, 2022 the CDC issued updates to the ICD-10-CM code set reflecting more than 1,400 changes to your diagnosis coding options.

Jan 2022: Modifier 93 – Synchronous Telemedicine Service Rendered Via Telephone or Other Real-Time Interactive Audio-Only Telecommunications System

At the September 2021 CPT Editorial Panel Meeting, a new Modifier was accepted to describe real-time telemedicine services.

Mar 2021: Medicare Payment Increase for COVID-19 Immunization Administration

On March 15, CMS increased the Medicare payment amount for administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

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ASRM MAC Tool 2021

The ASRM Müllerian Anomaly Classification 2021 (MAC2021) includes cervical and vaginal anomalies and standardize terminology within an interactive tool format.

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ASRM QBoost

ASRM QBoost tests your knowledge of ASRM committee documents using spaced learning, to help you learn and retain information more effectively. 

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Practice Guidance

EMR Shared Phrases/Template Library

This resource includes phrases shared by ASRM physician members to provide a template for individuals to create their own EMR phrases.

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ASRM Practice Documents

These guidelines have been developed by the ASRM Practice Committee to assist physicians with clinical decisions regarding the care of their patients.

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ASRM Ethics Opinions

Ethics Committee Reports are drafted by the members of the ASRM Ethics Committee on the tough ethical dilemmas of reproductive medicine.

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Practice Guidance

Coding Corner Q & A

The Coding Corner Q & A is a list of previously submitted and answered questions from ASRM members about coding. Answers are available to ASRM Members only.

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Practice Guidance

COVID-19 Resources

A compendium of ASRM resources concerning the Novel Corona virus (SARS-COV-2) and COVID-19.

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Patient Resources

ReproductiveFacts.org provides a wide range of information related to reproductive health and infertility through patient education fact sheets, infographics, videos, and other resources.

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Topic Resources

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IVF coverage denied for Z31.83 diagnosis code

My wife and I have been seeking IVF treatment and coverage was added for infertility treatment (up to $25,000) but our insurer keeps denying it. View the Answer

Cycle coordination fees and 99499, S4042

I reviewed cycle coordination fees, but see that there is no specific code for cycle management.  View the Answer

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

Coding for Ovarian tissue cryopreservation, experimental or not?

For Cryopreservation; Reproductive Tissue Ovarian- 0058T code is not being recognized. Is there an updated one being used or a replacement of this code? View the Answer

Supervising provider for embryology billing

We typically bill our IVF Lab work under the rendering provider who performs the VOR. Who should be the supervising provider for embryology billing? View the Answer

Billing 58558 and 58560 together

Can CPT codes 58558 and 58560 be billed together? Also, can 58560 be billed with place of service 11? View the Answer

Total versus Free estradiol

Should patients with fertility issues be billing Estradiol Free (82681) instead of Estradiol Total (82670)? View the Answer

Endometrioma

Surgery was performed under anesthesia for Aspiration of right hyrosalpinx fluid and right endometrioma. View the Answer

Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: July 2023

Topics this month include the impact of socioeconomic factors on semen, modified natural vs programmed embryo transfer cycles, and more. Listen to the Episode

Unlisted Fertility Treatment CPT Code

Can you please refer me to an unlisted management CPT code for fertility treatment? View the Answer

Vitamin D Testing in Infertility Patients

We are being told that, as of this year, vitamin D level screening is not being covered by many insurers.  View the Answer

Z Codes Vs. Procedure Codes For Fertility Preservation Counseling

I am trying to understand better when to use the procreative management code vs the fertility preservation counseling and procedure codes. View the Answer

In-office HSG to visualize contrast dye

If the HSG is performed in our office and not at a facility and fluoroscopy is provided, but isn’t necessarily used for needle placement ... View the Answer

Initial Visit for Infertility With No Mandated Coverage

What code would be appropriate for an initial visit for infertility?  View the Answer

Non-REI Board Certified MD Performing REI Procedures

My boss has a few follow up questions about a non-REI board certified MD performing REI procedures.  View the Answer

ICD-10 Code For Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) For Same-Sex Couple

Which ICD-10 code you recommend for IUI same gender couples? View the Answer

Flat Fee For Outside Monitoring

Can our office charge outside monitoring patients a flat fee to be seen?  View the Answer

Global Billing Vs Billing Under Provider

For an IVF cycle (that is not being billed global to an insurance plan) is it appropriate to bill the charges under one “global” provider? View the Answer

Embryo Culture Denied As Experimental

We have received denials from insurance payers when billing CPT code 89251.  View the Answer

Frozen Embryo Transport

What is the code for the cost of frozen embryo transport? View the Answer

Diagnosis Codes For Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

I was reviewing your Coding Corner information to find a definitive diagnosis for IUI procedures. Which diagnosis is the most appropriate? View the Answer

Donor Egg-Retrieval On Recipient's Claim

Is the donor egg retrieval included on the bill to insurance with the first IVF treatment for the recipient?  View the Answer

Billing at an Outside Clinic for Lab Services

One of my physicians uses an outside facility to perform the retrievals and transfers.  View the Answer

Billing For Procedures Performed By Outside Physicians

Our physician tested positive for COVID-19, so another physician not associated with our office performed our egg retrievals and embryo transfers.  View the Answer

Board Certified Vs. Non-Board Certified Billing

Is coding/billing any different when a non-board certified or non-REI provider submits for REI procedure?  View the Answer

Coding For Alpha-Fetoprotein Testing

My clinic is looking into implementing Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) testing. I understand there is currently no CPT code listed for this testing. View the Answer

Billing For Cryopreservation Of Embryos Under The Male Partner

Can 89258 be billed under the male partner of a female patient? View the Answer

Coding For Long-Term Storage Of Embryos

We have recently been contacted by a payer stating we have a patient whose plan will cover long-term storage of her embryos. View the Answer

Claim Form for Donor Egg Retrieval

What bill form is used of IVF donor egg retrieval? View the Answer

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

Male Infertility

A summary of common codes for Male Infertility compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee View the Coding Summary

Mental-health Services During Assisted Reproduction

A summary of codes for Mental-health Services During Assisted Reproduction compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee View the Coding Summary

PCOS

A summary of codes for PCOS as compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee View the Coding Summary

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL)

Strategy for coding for a patient with RPL - codes compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee.  View the Coding Summary

Laboratory Procedures during ART Cycles

A listing of codes, compiled for a fresh ART cycle, transfer, biopsy, cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes, storage, and thawing. View the Coding Summary

Embryo Transfer

A summary of Embryo Transfer codes collected by the ASRM Coding Committee View the Coding Summary

Endometriosis

A summary of common codes for Endometriosis compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee View the Coding Summary

Fibroids

A summary of codes to use with fibroids and myomas compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee View the Coding Summary

Fertility Preservation

A summary of codes for Fertility Preservation compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee. View the Coding Summary

Jan 2022: Modifier 93 – Synchronous Telemedicine Service Rendered Via Telephone or Other Real-Time Interactive Audio-Only Telecommunications System

At the September 2021 CPT Editorial Panel Meeting, a new Modifier was accepted to describe real-time telemedicine services. View the Letter

Feb 2021: CMS holds physicians harmless from Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) penalties amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

CMS announced it will hold physicians harmless from up to 9% MIPS penalties due to the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 public health emergency. View the Letter

Jan 2021: Coding for COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

AMA has published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new vaccine-specific codes to report immunizations. View the Letter

Dec 2020: New Evaluation and Management Codes for 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, Evaluation and Management Codes will be changed for office visits only.  View the Link