Coding for Pediatric Urological Procedures

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Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 minutes
Product Description

Proper Coding for Pediatric Urological Services and Procedures—with Clinical Scenarios.

Over the last few years pediatric urology has increased and old and new CPT® codes have evolved. This has put increased pressure on coders and billers to provide accurate coding and billing for these services. A completely updated new ICD-10 code set has also complicated the coding process even more.

In this session, reimbursement and coding consultant Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, will review proper coding for most pediatric urological services and procedures and will provide coding of clinical scenarios, both common and uncommon, to enhance the understanding and knowledge necessary for proper coding for each clinical situation.

Dr. Ferragamo will present many clinical examples of new ICD-10 diagnostic codes that are compatible with particular CPT® codes and indicate medical necessity—leading to correct coding and the avoidance of denials.

Session Highlights:

  • Pediatric urology coding update—Complicated procedures with multiple surgeons
  • Newly described hypospadias repair codes
  • Hypospadias repair coding tips
  • Coding for the Mace procedure
  • Coding for the Monti procedure
  • Coding for urinary undiversion
  • Bladder and bladder neck surgery
  • Two ways to code an ileovesicostomy
  • Proper coding for testis torsion surgery
  • When can one bill a hernia repair with an orchiopexy?
  • Laparoscopic procedures for the pediatric urologist

 Session Snapshots:

  • Intro to coding for pediatric urological procedures
  • Pediatric urology coding updates
  • Hypospadias Repair - CPT® code based on location of meatus and stages
  • Congenital hypospadias
  • Coding for hidden penis correction
  • Pediatric Endourology coding update
  • Pediatric Urology coding update
  • Robotic renal surgery coding for Heminephrectomy
  • Open renal surgery coding for Heminephrectomy
  • Pediatric surgical urology
  • N: Genitourinary testicular torsion diagnostic codes
  • Pediatric surgical urology coding for torsion of the testicle
  • Special situational coding
  • Special intersex surgery

Who should attend

Pediatric urologists, pediatric surgeons, urologists, non-physicians providers, as well as coders and billers involved with pediatric urological services and procedures.

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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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