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Documenting Reasons for Non-Visualization During OB Ultrasound Exams
Documenting Reasons for Non-Visualization During OB Ultrasound Exams

Download the PDF Authors: The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Coding Committee; Steve Rad, MD, FACOG, Chair; Daphne Landau, MD and Betzaida Martinez, CPC, CPMA, COBGC, CPPM Learn more about proper documentation for non-visualized structures during OB ultrasound in this month's Coding... Continue Reading

Date posted07/18/2024


SMFM Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Emergency Abortion Care
SMFM Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Emergency Abortion Care

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in an Idaho case concerning the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) — a federal law that requires hospitals to treat and stabilize anyone who presents with an emergency medical condition. While the Court did not rule on the... Continue Reading

Date posted06/27/2024


Providing MFM Consultation in Labor & Delivery
Providing MFM Consultation in Labor & Delivery

Maternal-Fetal Medicine sub-specialists are often consulted to assist with the management of a patient in Labor & Delivery. How is this encounter coded appropriately, if at all? Learn more in this SMFM Coding Tip. Continue Reading

Date posted06/21/2024


Leading Medical Organizations Call for the FDA to Permanently Remove Restrictions on Mifepristone
Leading Medical Organizations Call for the FDA to Permanently Remove Restrictions on Mifepristone

The following statement is issued jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Urogynecologic... Continue Reading

Date posted06/18/2024


SMFM Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Access to Medication Abortion
SMFM Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Access to Medication Abortion

The Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday ensures that mifepristone, a critical medication for reproductive health and abortion care, remains available to patients and that clinicians can continue to provide evidence-based care without additional undue restrictions. “This decision is a... Continue Reading

Date posted06/14/2024


Understanding Split/Shared Services and Incident to Services
Understanding Split/Shared Services and Incident to Services

When deciding whether services are eligible for split/shared services or incident to billing, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration. Learn more in this SMFM Coding Tip! Continue Reading

Date posted05/17/2024


Practice guideline from the AAN, AES, and SMFM
Practice guideline from the AAN, AES, and SMFM

Teratogenesis, Perinatal, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After In Utero Exposure to Antiseizure Medication Continue Reading

Date posted05/15/2024


Update on Criteria for Suspected Diagnosis of Intraamniotic Infection
Update on Criteria for Suspected Diagnosis of Intraamniotic Infection

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine endorses this Clinical Practice Update. Continue Reading

Date posted04/29/2024


Executive summary: Workshop on maternal mental health
Executive summary: Workshop on maternal mental health

Up to 1 in 5 childbearing people experience mental health conditions as a complication of pregnancy.1,2 Mental health conditions, including suicide and overdose, are the leading causes of death in the first postpartum year and are 100% preventable.3 Most people who experience perinatal mental... Continue Reading

Date posted04/9/2024


SMFM Position Statement: Gun violence and pregnancy
SMFM Position Statement: Gun violence and pregnancy

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine acknowledges gun violence as a public health crisis in the United States, with a substantial impact on pregnant and postpartum people. Continue Reading

Date posted04/8/2024


SMFM Position Statement: Access to abortion care
SMFM Position Statement: Access to abortion care

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine supports the right of all individuals to access the full spectrum of reproductive health services, including abortion care. Continue Reading

Date posted04/6/2024


SMFM Position Statement: Extending Medicaid coverage for 12 months postpartum
SMFM Position Statement: Extending Medicaid coverage for 12 months postpartum

Position: The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine supports federal and state policies that expand Medicaid eligibility and extend Medicaid coverage through 12 months postpartum to address the maternal morbidity and mortality crisis and improve health equity. Access to coverage is essential to... Continue Reading

Date posted04/6/2024