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In this month's Fertility & Sterility: Unplugged, we take a look at articles from F&S's sister journals! Topics this month include counseling on pregnancy complications in PCOS patients (2:05), sorting early spermatocytes from testicular biopsies (14:04), and diversity statements on REI fellowship websites (27:01).

F&S Reports: https://www.fertstertreports.org/article/S2666-3341(24)00055-2/fulltext

F&S Science: https://www.fertstertscience.org/article/S2666-335X(24)00015-6/abstract

Consider This: https://www.fertstert.org/news-do/diversifying-future-analyzing-rei-fellowship-websites-and-their-diversity-statements

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Fertility and Sterility On Air - Unplugged: July 2024

Biomarkers for sperm improvement post-varicocele repair, minimal stimulation side effects, GnRH antagonist for heavy menstrual bleeding with fibroids.
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Fertility and Sterility On Air - Seminal Article: Ernest Ng, and Zhi Chen

June issue Seminal Contribution: a randomized controlled trial studying the use of progestins for ovulation supression in predicted high responders. 
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Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: June 2024

Covering articles on embryo transfer, PIEZO-ICSI, pregnancy outcomes, oocyte maturity, estradiol levels, and ovarian carcinoma and more!
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Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: May 2024

Topics this month include Iatrogenic and demographic determinants of the national plural birth increase, outcomes between ICSI and IVF with PGT-A.

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Topic Resources

View more on the topic of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
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Current evaluation of amenorrhea: a committee opinion (2024)

Amenorrhea is the absence or abnormal cessation of the menses. View the Educational Bulletin
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Jul 26, 2024, 09:30 AM (Cancun CST) / 10:30 AM (EST) - Journal Club Global en Espanol: Actualizacion sobre el síndrome de ovario poliquístico

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Fertility and Sterility On Air - Unplugged: April 2024

Topics include: IVF in film, a rat model of fallopian tube torsion, comparing letrozole regimens for PCOS, and a review of chronic endometritis. Listen to the Episode
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Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: April 2024

Topics this month include the use of ICSI, fertility treatments among reproductive-aged women after cancer, and more. Listen to the Episode
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Journal Club Global en Español: Avances recientes en el tratamiento del síndrome de ovario poliquístico e Infertilidad

Un panel de expertos discutirá dos artículos recientes de Fertility and Sterility que estudian la infertilidad y el síndrome de ovario poliquístico. View the Video
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Recommendations from the 2023 International Evidence-based Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2023)

What is the recommended assessment and management of those with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). View the Recommendation
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Surgery Coding

I took the ASRM coding course, and in that course, coding for bilateral neosalpingostomies was coded using only a dx of N70.11 (hydrosalpinx). View the Answer
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Ovulation Induction Monitoring With PCOS

We have a patient insisting that we code the ultrasound follicle monitoring with the PCOS diagnosis.  View the Answer
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Coding for Ovarian Drilling

Can you provide some information related to ovarian drilling that would assist non-physician administration (coders, billers)? View the Answer
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PCOS

A summary of codes for PCOS as compiled by the ASRM Coding Committee. View the Coding Summary
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Best practices of ASRM and ESHRE: a journey through reproductive medicine (2012)

ASRM and ESHRE are the two largest societies in the world whose members comprise the major experts and professionals working in reproductive medicine. View the Committee Joint Guideline
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Consensus on women’s health aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): the Amsterdam ESHRE/ ASRM-Sponsored 3rd PCOS Consensus Workshop Group (2012)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females, with a high prevalence. View the Committee Guideline

Topic Resources

View more on the topic of sperm
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Semen analysis and thaw code

Can we use the semen analysis presence and motility (89300) code along with a reproductive tissue thaw code  (89354) View the Answer
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TESE test thaws

We perform test thaws to determine if frozen TESE specimens from other clinics are suitable for our procedures. View the Answer
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Sperm wash/IUI

Is CPT code 89260 is correct to use for our sperm wash/IUI procedure? View the Answer
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Fertility and Sterility On Air - TOC: February 2024

Topics this month include the optimial AMH level in oocyte donors, the role of mean number of DNA breakpoints (MDB) in sperm DNA integrity, and more. Listen to the Episode
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Prewashed Sperm

I have a question regarding prewashed sperm and billing for this service. View the Answer
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Retrograde Semen Analysis

What CPT code would you suggest for retrograde semen analysis? View the Answer
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Semen Analysis and Interpretation

My IVF lab does a full semen analysis with strict morphology. View the Answer
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Semen Analysis Code Types

Can you explain the differences between the semen analysis codes? View the Answer
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Semen Analysis CPT and CLIA Certification

 Listed below are the two coding corner responses that seem to provide conflicting information regarding CPT code 58323. View the Answer
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Semen Analysis For Assessment of Fertility

What is the appropriate diagnostic code to use for a semen analysis for the assessment of infertility? View the Answer
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Semen Analysis of Pellet

What is the CPT code for a semen pellet analysis? View the Answer
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Semen Freezing

We have a couple who are doing an IUI cycle. View the Answer
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Semen Leukocyte Assay

What CPT code is applicable for a Semen Leukocyte Analysis or a Reflex Leukocyte Assay?

View the Answer
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Semen Morphology Without Analysis

What is the appropriate code for Strict Criteria Morphology alone (without semen analysis)? View the Answer
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Sperm DNA Fragmentation

Is there a CPT code for HALO DNA Fragmentation for sperm? View the Answer
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Sperm Prep No Male Patient

Is it appropriate to bill sperm washing/prep for IUI to the female or should it be billed to the male? View the Answer
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Sperm Prep With Handling Fee

Could we charge for the thaw of sperm, then a handling fee (99000) to represent the fact that the sperm was prewashed? View the Answer
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Sperm Viability Assay

Is there a separate CPT code for sperm viability? View the Answer
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Reproductive Tissue Storage

What are the CPT codes for the Storage of Reproductive Cells/Tissues? View the Answer
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IUI

We are seeing conflicting information about the correct ICD-10 diagnosis code for the CPT 58322, Artificial l Insemination, Intra-uterine.  View the Answer
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Office Testicular Aspiration

We are inquiring about a coding question for testicular aspirations.  View the Answer
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Lab Case Rates

What ICD-10 codes apply to case rates? View the Answer
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Gamete Thawing/Warming

Can patients be charged for each vial/straw of reproductive gametes or tissues thawed? View the Answer
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Donor Sperm IUI Single Women

How do I code for therapeutic donor insemination for an unmarried female with no known fertility issues except no partner? View the Answer
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Cryopreservation/Vitrification Sperm/Testicular Tissues

What are the correct codes for the Cryopreservation/Vitrification of Sperm or testicular tissues? View the Answer
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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for non–male factor indications: a committee opinion (2020)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is frequently used in combination with assisted reproductive technologies. View the Committee Document
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Posthumous retrieval and use of gametes or embryos: an Ethics Committee opinion (2018)

Posthumous gamete (sperm or oocyte) retrieval or use for reproductive purposes is ethically justifiable if written documentation from the deceased authorizing the procedure is available. View the Committee Opinion