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Measles and Pregnancy: What Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialists Need to Know
Measles and Pregnancy: What Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialists Need to Know

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a preventable, highly contagious, acute febrile viral illness and an important cause of mortality and morbidity. As of March 21, 2024, 64 measles cases have been reported by 17 jurisdictions (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana,... Continue Reading

Date posted03/29/2024


Operative vaginal delivery: checklists for performance and documentation
Operative vaginal delivery: checklists for performance and documentation

The frequency of operative vaginal delivery has been declining, even though it can be an attractive alternative to cesarean delivery in selected cases. Performance of operative vaginal delivery requires consideration of many indications, contraindications, and prerequisites. Optimal documentation... Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2024


Current Approaches to Measuring Quality of Care in Obstetrics
Current Approaches to Measuring Quality of Care in Obstetrics

Heath care measurement and evaluation is an integral piece of the health care system. The creation and assessment of care performance metrics are important and relevant for the obstetric community including both clinicians and patients. Careful deliberation is required to create a measurement... Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2024


Society of Family Planning Clinical Recommendation: Medication Abortion Ranges
Society of Family Planning Clinical Recommendation: Medication Abortion Ranges

Society of Family Planning Clinical Recommendation: Medication abortion between 14 0/7 and 27 6/7 weeks of gestation Continue Reading

Date posted11/16/2023


SMFM Consult #66: Pregnancy Evaluation & Management of Patients with Solid Organ Transplants
SMFM Consult #66: Pregnancy Evaluation & Management of Patients with Solid Organ Transplants

Abstract The rate of solid organ transplant in reproductive-aged patients has increased in the past 3 decades. Concurrently, the range of medical immunosuppressive agents has increased, making it safer for reproductive-aged individuals who have received transplants to attempt and continue a... Continue Reading

Date posted11/8/2023


Treatment and Management of Mental Health Conditions During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Treatment and Management of Mental Health Conditions During Pregnancy and Postpartum

PURPOSE To assess the evidence regarding safety and efficacy of psychiatric medications to treat mental health conditions during pregnancy and lactation. The conditions reviewed include depression, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, bipolar disorder, and acute psychosis. For information on... Continue Reading

Date posted11/6/2023


Being Exposed to Wildfire Smoke Increases Risk of Going into Labor Prematurely
Being Exposed to Wildfire Smoke Increases Risk of Going into Labor Prematurely

San Francisco, Calif. ― The detrimental effects of poor air quality on a person’s health are well documented. In pregnant people, research has shown that poor air quality, such as smog, can lead to a number of adverse outcomes, including preterm birth (PTB), one of the leading causes of... Continue Reading

Date posted02/11/2023


SMFM Joined 75+ Health Care Groups to Oppose Legislative Interference in Patient-Clinician Affairs
SMFM Joined 75+ Health Care Groups to Oppose Legislative Interference in Patient-Clinician Affairs

Washington, D.C.—The following is a statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association, joined by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Nursing; American Academy of... Continue Reading

Date posted07/7/2022


Update & Guidance: Additional Practice Expenses incurred during the COVID-19 Public Health emergency
Update & Guidance: Additional Practice Expenses incurred during the COVID-19 Public Health emergency

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Date posted09/21/2020


Coding for Remote Patient Monitoring Services – An Update
Coding for Remote Patient Monitoring Services – An Update

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Coding Committee; Steve Rad, MD; Trisha Malisch, CCS-P, CPC; Brian Iriye MD; Irina Rubina, CPC; Vanita Jain, MD. PURPOSE: Updated information and new coding guidance regarding remote patient monitoring (RPM) In the era of the current COVID-19... Continue Reading

Date posted06/16/2020


Utilizing E/M CPT Code 99211 when performing COVID testing
Utilizing E/M CPT Code 99211 when performing COVID testing

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Coding Committee; Vanita Jain, MD; Steve Rad, MD; Dave Smith, CPC, MBA; Trisha Malisch, CCS-P, CPC; Fadi Bsat, MD. The SMFM Coding Committee has previously provided guidance regarding E/M encounters in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic... Continue Reading

Date posted06/16/2020


Coding for Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coding for Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Coding Committee; Steve Rad, MD; Dave Smith, CPC, MBA; Trisha Malisch, CCS-P, CPC; Vanita Jain, MD The purpose of this document is to provide maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists interim coding guidance for telemedicine and remote patient... Continue Reading

Date posted04/3/2020