Your Coding and Billing Guide to Urinary Diversion Reimbursement

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Thu, Aug 20, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Ensure proper payment for the use of intestine in urinary reconstruction.

Using intestinal diversions is almost commonplace today. However, if you do not submit proper coding, the result could be major losses in revenue. It doesn't help you that very little has been written about the proper coding for these rather extensive procedures.

Help is here – Join Michael A. Ferragamo, MD, FACS in this 1-hour audio presentation for a step-by-step guide to help you accurately and properly code and collect every penny for these work-intensive procedures.

During this 1-hour session Dr. Ferragamo will cover:

  • Complications resulting from urinary diversions? Know what diagnoses are required when operating.
  • What CPT codes to use for endoscopic examination of urinary diversions.
  • Various types of urinary diversions require various types of codes – Be in the know.
  • Accurately code for:
    • Robotic assisted laparoscopic diversions.
    • Buccal mucosa in urinary reconstruction.
    • Re-operations and repairs of complications secondary to urinary diversions.
    • Assistant surgeons or co-surgeons performing urinary diversions.
  • The proper way to bill for:
    • Stent exchanges within a urinary diversion
    • Radiological studies of urinary diversions
    • Para-stomal hernia repairs and stomal stenosis
  • PLUS – get the list of appropriate diagnoses for use with intestinal urinary diversions and related procedures.

Who should attend? Urologists, general and gynecological surgeons performing these procedures, coders, and any office staff involved in the billing and coding for urological diversionary procedures especially those using intestinal diversions.

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.

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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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