Prepare for 2017 Urology ICD-10 Coding

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Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 minutes
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Updates on the 119 New, 53 Revised, and 15 Deleted Codes in Urology

October 1, 2016 will bring the first official update to ICD-10 since 2011. The update will effectively end the five year ICD-10 code update freeze initiated to ease the healthcare industry into the new code set. More than 2,600 additions, revisions, and code deletions are in the latest complete file with 187 urological changes. There is no doubt that your diagnostic coding will be affected by these changes.

Join expert speaker Michael A. Ferragamo Jr., MD, FACS, in this session to get insights on the changes made in ICD-10; get help in correctly using proper diagnostic codes; and avoid claim denials and loss of significant revenue.

You will receive tips and corrective measure to insure correct diagnostic codes for various clinical scenarios. Informative charts and tables will be provided to aid in understanding the new processes of diagnostic coding. New added codes, deletions of older codes, and revision of codes for October 1, 2016 will be provided to allow easy access to this important information needed for 2017.

This informative session is a must to get one acquainted on ICD-10 coding for the second year (2017) with the additional 187 urology system codes, consisting of 119 new codes, 53 revised codes, and the 15 deleted codes.

Session Highlights:

  • Review of many new, deleted, or revised ICD-10 codes for 2017
  • Immediate steps needed to remain compliant with ICD-10
  • Review of excludes 1 and excludes 2 diagnostic codes
  • When to use the seventh character in new ICD-10 codes?
  • What is and when will the grace period end?
  • Correct corresponding ICD-10 codes for specific clinical scenarios
  • Use of unspecified ICD-10 codes
  • Revisit previous crosswalks, cheat sheets, and EHR diagnoses for accuracy of ICD-10 code choices
  • Check relationship of ICD-10 diagnoses to specific CPT® codes and procedures
  • Analyze claim denials for reported incorrect diagnoses
  • Monitor LCDs
  • Monitor requests for additional information from carriers

Session Snapshots:

  • Unspecified ICD-10 codes often used in Urology
  • Impact of the end of code freeze
  • Population Health Diagnosis Codes
  • ICD-10 and CPT®
  • ICD-10-CM coding tips
  • 2016 primary & secondary ICD-10 diagnoses
  • TURP and ICD-10 diagnoses
  • ICD-10-CM coding tips NEC
  • ICD-10-CM coding update miscellaneous codes
  • ICD-10-CM Placement of ureteral catheters
  • Specific alphanumeric codes for urology
  • Laterality codes
  • ICD-10- CM Excludes Notes

Who should attend

Urologists, non physician providers, (PA's, NP's), coders and billers, and any office staff dealing with ICD-10 diagnoses should attend this audio-conference.

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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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