2018 CPT and ICD-10 Updates for Urology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
90 minutes
Product Description

Insights on the 2018 Urology Coding Updates from an Expert!

In everyday urological practice, many urologists perform more complicated operations, which often include different surgical procedures with different CPT® codes. The health and success of your medical practice is based upon your ability to submit claims in a timely manner that are reimbursed appropriately. Denied claims may be a fact of life, but there’s a lot you can do to fight back: by learning the changes to CPT® and ICD-10 coding affecting 2018 reimbursements.

Join this session, where urology specialist Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, FACS, will discuss the CPT® coding changes taking place in 2018, as well as provide a detailed understanding of ICD-10, the 2018 updates, and the rules surrounding them that apply to urology. Jonathan will discuss the 12 CPT® code changes (5 additions, 4 revisions, 3 deletions) in urology for 2018. He will also discuss the code changes that took place in ICD-10 on October 1, 2017 along with the ideas for future code changes. Join Jonathan and learn how to maximize documentation to minimize denials based upon ICD-10 code choice. Jonathan will provide a solid understanding of the ICD-10 code set structure and of the “clinical modification” of ICD-10, and urologists, practice managers, billing staff and prior authorization specialists will be able to better understand the documentation needed to choose the most specific ICD-10 codes, and how the code choice will affect payment of claim submissions in a timely manner to reduce the risk of denials.

Session Highlights:

  • List of 2018 CPT® code additions for urology
  • CPT® code deletions for urology in 2018
  • CPT® code revisions impacting urology in 2018
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2018
    • 5 additions
    • 4 revisions
    • 3 deletions
  • Documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in denials

Session Agenda

  • An overview of ICD-10 coding procedures and improvements
  • Chapters covered and what's new in them
  • Laterality vs. bilateral codes with examples
  • Urology chapters of note
  • How are neoplasms classified
  • "C" chapter for urology
  • Contiguous sites codes deleted and replaced by overlapping site codes
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bladder vs. neoplasm of unspecified behavior of bladder
  • Location and etiology: urethral stricture
  • Etiology
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings
  • How to properly document in ICD-10
  • Unspecified ICD-10 codes often used in urology
  • Reporting additional diagnoses to complete a patient’s medical history
  • Tips for choosing the right ICD-10 CM code
  • Associated signs/symptoms and primary/secondary diagnosis
  • What's covered under "Not elsewhere classified"
  • Preparing for the changes in 2017/18
  • Recommendations, what to expect, and more from the new ICD-10 update
  • Postprocedural intestinal obstruction
  • CPT® coding updates

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Providers
  • Billers
  • Managers

Order Below or Call 1-866-458-2965 Today

We Also Recommend
You can also order through:




About Our Speaker

Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein

Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, FACS, is a practicing urologist and the compliance officer and medical director for coding and reimbursement for Chesapeake Urology Associates, a large urology group in Baltimore. A nationally recognized expert on coding and reimbursement, Jonathan is an editor or board member on several urology and coding-related publications, including Urology Coding Alert, Urology Practice Management and Reviews in Urology and has given lectures on coding...   More Info
More Events By The Speaker

Why AudioEducator?
  • Save money on travel.
  • Meet your specific training needs.
  • Keep learning after the event.
  • Save time training your whole staff.
Join Our Mailing List
Our Accreditation Partners
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube RSS Feeds Google Plus
Audio Educator


Dear Valued Customers


We regret to announce that ProEdTech LLC and all its affiliate brands will cease operations on April 1, 2019.


We are no longer able to fulfill online orders. We will fullfill all DVD and book orders already placed.


Customers of canceled webinars and subscription products may request a refund at (800) 223-8720 or service@proedtech.com. You must do so by April 1, 2019.


Thank you for your business and loyalty over the years. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Best regards,

The ProEdTech Team