Don't Let Catheter Coding Mistakes Drain Your Reimbursement

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Wed, Sep 30, 2009
90 Minutes
Product Description

Get your reimbursements flowing with correct urinary catheterization coding.

Catheterization of different segments of the urinary tract is common in everyday practice. However, money could be going down the tubes if proper coding for these catheterizations is not utilized. Unfortunately, little has been written about the proper coding for these procedures, so, you may be at a loss of accurate billing and coding resources.
Join Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr.,
MD, FACS for this 90 minutes, step by step guide to help you accurately and properly code and obtain the correct revenue for the many different catheterizations performed in the office, hospital, and operating room. You'll walk away with the confidence and know how to increase your coding prowess for all scenarios and types of urinary catheterizations.

In just 1 hour Dr. Ferragamo will cover:

    • The various types of urinary catheterization performed today and the codes that go with them.
    • How to code for catheterizations to obtain post void residual urine or clean urine specimens for analysis.
    • What diagnoses are required for medical necessity when performing various catheterizations
    • Trocar bladder suprapubic cystostomy and follow up medical care – Know the codes.
    • When to bill for a trocar cystostomy or a formal cystostomy
    • How to bill for:


  • Double J stent exchanges within the kidney
  • Difficult removal of calcified catheters within the urinary tract
  • How to code for:
    • Re-insertions of urinary catheters
    • catheter changes within urinary diversions
  • PLUS: Get the list of diagnoses appropriate for use with catheterization of the urinary tract organs and related procedures.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend? Urologists, general and urogynecological surgeons, urology nurses, urological medical technicians, coders, and any office staff involved in the billing and coding for catheterizations of the urinary tract.

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room.

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About Our Speaker

Michael A. Ferragamo - Urology Coding Expert

Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, is the former chief of urology of Hempstead Medical Center and of Franklin Medical Center of Long Island, New York, and presently is assistant clinical professor of urology, State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine. Michael is a consulting editor for Urology Coding Alert and is a coding consultant for many private practices across the United States as...   More Info
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