Urology Coding Update for 2016

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Expert Review of 2016 CPT® Coding Updates for Urology

 

Every year you need to get updated with new, revised and deleted CPT® codes and modifiers. After the implementation of the new urological diagnostic ICD-10 codes, keeping up to speed with CPT® changes will make the difference between surviving and risking financial trouble in the years ahead.

In this webinar, Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS will review all the new coding changes for urology in 2016. Practices will need to know and understand both the financial and coding changes as well as the need for accurate documentation. In this webinar, you’ll learn these new codes and concepts and thus will be able to avoid claim denials and loss of revenue in the year ahead. Dr. Ferragamo will also discuss the specific diagnostic ICD-10 coding concepts pertaining to urology to avoid further denials and reduced reimbursements.

Session Highlights:

  • Comparison of practice costs and Medicare reimbursements since 2001;
  • The new conversion factor which has increased for 2016;
  • Future conversion factor increases to the year 2026;
  • A new place of service code, POS, for physician operated clinics;
  • New codes for percutaneous nephrostolithotomy, PCNL;
  • Two new penile trauma repair codes and their proper RVUs; and
  • Re-evaluation of mis-evaluated urology procedure CPT® codes to be re-valued.

Session Agenda

  • The Economics of Urology
  • Distribution of Urologists by practice setting
  • Distribution of hours worked by Urologists
  • Medicare Part A and B for CY 2016
  • Calculation of the CY 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Conversion Factor
  • 2016 Conversion Factor, CF Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
  • Impact of WRVUs, PERVUs and MPRVUs on Total 2016 Allowed Medicare Charges by Specialty
  • Proposed Potentially Mis-Valued Urology Codes Identified through High Expenditures
  • Medicare Payments for Frequent Services 2015 VS. 2016 Unadjusted Medicare fee schedule 
  • Medicare Payments for Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
  • Medicare Payments for Frequent Procedures 2015 VS. 2016 Unadjusted Medicare fee schedule – Hospital Visit Fees
  • 2016 New CPT® Codes for Penile Trauma Repairs Facility, Hospital, ASC
  • 2016 New “Add On” and Revised CPT® Codes
  • 2015/2016 Urology Oncology Coding Testicular Tumors
  • 2016 Place of Service Changes, POS
  • 2016 Provider Based Clinic/Office New Place of Service POS # 19
  • 2016 Elimination of Global Periods
  • Urology Coding Update Infusion Therapy 2016

Who should attend:

Urologists, coders and billers will find the presentation will increase their knowledge of all aspects of coding for the next year. All office staff dealing with the new changes will be well educated to function within the new rules and changes.

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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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