2009 Urology Coding Update

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Thu, Dec 18, 2008
90 Minutes
Product Description

2009 is bringing big code changes for urology: Find out how to get all your claims paid

TURP changes, new hernia repair codes: Don’t risk delayed payments by being out of the loop on all the urology codes for 2009. Get your whole staff up to speed in just 60 minutes with Michael Ferragamo’s information-packed audioconference.

2009 CPT UpdateTopics covered:

  • Changes in the 2009 conversion factor -- how this will effect your fees.
  • New, revised and deleted ICD-9 and CPT codes.
  • New laparoscopic hernia repair codes and when to use them.
  • Changes to endourological bundling -- greater reimbursement for procedures in the same encounter.
  • Medicare formula updates that could change the 2009 fee schedule.
  • Revised and deleted TURP codes you'll need to know.
  • New coding for vaginal repair -- when you can bill for mesh placement.
  • Deletion of modifier 21 and its replacement with changes in coding for prolonged evaluation and management services
  • New 2009 therapeutic prophylactic and diagnostic injection codes.
  • Understand the 2-6% increase in E/M services for 2009.

Who should listen? Urologists, urogynecologists, coders, nurses, NPPs, and anyone involved in the performance, billing or coding for these procedures.

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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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