Preparing Your Urology Practice for ICD-10
ICD-10: Catch A Glimpse Of Diagnoses Changes For Urology.
It’s official. There will be a delay to the original Oct. 1, 2013 ICD-10 implementation date. But that doesn’t mean your practice should stop preparing. ICD-10 is still coming, and the deadline extension means you can ensure your urology practice is ready when the time does come that payers require ICD-10 diagnoses.
So what is ICD-10 exactly and why do you need to learn about it? Find out in this one-hour session with urology coding expert, Leesa A. Israel. Leesa will explain what ICD-10 is, what the deadline extension means, and what your practice needs to be doing right now to prepare. Register now for this information packed event and you’ll learn how urology-specific ICD-9 codes for diagnoses such as BPH, dysuria, and stress incontinence, will change in ICD-10. Don’t waste time on general sessions that cover hundreds of codes you’ll never use in urology. This conference will home in on the urology-related diagnosis codes you use every day.
With the increased specificity required to choose the proper codes under ICD-10, you should start making documentation changes now. As a bonus, in this session, Leesa will teach you the updates you’ll need to make to your superbill and the documentation tips and tricks your urologist should implement now so you have all the details you need when ICD-10 rolls out.
Take a look at what you'll learn:
- Specificity is key when choosing a diagnosis code, and specificity will be even more important — and complicated — in ICD-10? Find out how to start implementing changes now that will help later on!
- The implementation date for ICD-10 will be delayed, but what does that really mean for your urology practice? Get the latest deadline updates.
- Instead of relying on one code, 592.1 will expand into four ureteral stone dx options. Find out why you can’t expect all one-to-one relationships between old codes and the new ones.
- Trade a V code for a Z code for PSA screenings — understand why your urologist must make the screening or diagnostic designation.
- When your urologist states the patient has hydronephrosis with an infection, an obstruction, or a ureteral stricture you’ll need to learn new codes — uncover the new digits.
- Don’t stress about incontinence diagnosis changes in ICD-10. Keep this list handy so you know the new codes you’ll be using.
- ICD-10 brings even more cystostomy complication specificity. Find out which complication details your urologist should start documenting now.
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
Who should attend? Urologists, urogynecologists, urology coders and billers, urogynecology coders and billers, urology practice managers
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About Our Speaker
Leesa A. Israel, BA, CPC, CUC, CMBS, specializes in medical coding and reimbursement for physician practices, as well as billing and collections policies and strategies.
Leesa is currently the manager of the Coding Institute’s Consulting & Revenue Cycle Solutions. In this role, she provides auditing, consulting, and education services to practices around the country in a variety of areas, including urology, general surgery, and evaluation and management.
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