Coding Pearls and Pitfalls in Urology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
90 minutes
Product Description

Align Your Urology Coding According to New and Upcoming Changes in the Horizon

Urological coding has become more complicated and it’s often difficult to choose the correct CPT® codes because of the CPT® coding manual changes every year. In addition, the changes in the diagnostic coding using new ICD-10 codes also complicate the process. These coding changes have resulted in several new, revised and deleted ICD-10 and CPT® codes for this year, and more changes to come next year.

Join expert speaker Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, in this session to review the most important coding changes ("Pearls") and the common errors ("Pitfalls") found in urological coding that often lead to claim denials and loss of significant revenue. Didactic explanations and teaching as well as specific clinical scenarios will be presented throughout the conference to bring to light these urological Pearls and Pitfalls and allow coders to recognize the correct coding for the numerous clinical situations that might arise for coding.

Session Highlights:

  • Coding for repeat TURPs
  • How to bill for treatments of multiple bladder tumors
  • When to add additional ICD-10 diagnostic codes to insure full payments
  • When a bladder biopsy becomes a TURB
  • New coding for endoscopy of intestinal urinary diversions
  • New coding for laparoscopic procedures without specific CPT® codes
  • What are the different codes for resection of a bladder neck contraction
  • What are the differences between a robotic/laparoscopic simple and radical nephrectomy and their coding

Session Snapshots:

  • The importance of accurate coding
  • Coding pearls and pitfalls for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate Gland
  • TURP and ICD-10 Diagnoses
  • ICD-10 new & revised codes for 2017
  • Laparoscopic treatment of Upper Tract Tumors
  • Coding Pearls and Pitfalls for Multiple Bladder Tumor Resections (MCM-15310), Urethral/Bladder Biopsy(ies), Laparoscopic Nephrectomy and Treatment of Bladder
  • Bladder Biopsy (52204) with TUR(B) 52224 to 52240
  • Pearls and pitfalls in coding for Intestinal Surgery in Urology
  • Preoperative Diagnoses for a Pre-procedural Examination
  • Preoperative E/M Diagnoses

Who should attend?

Urologists, Non physician providers, coders, billers and all office staff involved in choice of ICD-10 and CPT codes, authorization of services and procedures, precertification, and postings may wish to attend and increase their coding knowledge. The format of Pearls and Pitfalls will be of interest to all.

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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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