2017 CPT Update and ICD-10 Refresher Course for Urology

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

Get an understanding of the CPT coding and ICD-10 Update for 2017

The first official update to ICD-10 brought more than 2,600 code additions, revisions and deletions—including 188 changes for the urology specialty. There is no doubt that routine diagnostic coding were affected by these changes. This conference will review these changes made in ICD-10 and enable attendees to correctly use the proper diagnostic codes and avoid denials and loss of significant revenue.

This session will review the recent 2017 economic changes for urology, including the calculation of the new conversion factor for 2017; overpriced procedure codes and their new reimbursement; recent mid-year procedural changes; and billing for Medicare drug wastage among others. Additionally, you’ll get an explanation of new and revised urology CPT codes for 2017.

Join this session with Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS to get tips and corrective measures to ensure correct diagnostic and procedural coding for various clinical scenarios. New added codes, deletion of older codes, and revision of codes that occurred on October 1, 2016 and on January 1, 2017, will also be discussed.

Session Highlights:

  • 2017 CPT® code additions for Urology
  • 2017 CPT® code deletions for Urology
  • 2017 CPT® code revisions for Urology
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2017
  • Changes made in ICD-10 for proper diagnostic codes
  • Billing for Medicare drug wastage
  • How to avoid denials and loss of significant revenue

Session Snapshots:

  • CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor
  • CMS proposed rule for 2017 Physician Fee Schedule
  • Impact of WRVUs, PERVUs and MPRVUs on total 2017 allowed Medicare payments by specialty
  • Medicare payments for frequent services
  • Proposed potentially mis-valued Urology codes
  • Medicare payment for Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
  • Needle biopsy of the prostate CCI July 1, 2016
  • Urology coding update intestinal surgery in Urology
  • CMS change request (CR-9603)
  • When to use JW modifier
  • Intestinal surgery in Urology
  • Unspecified ICD-10 codes often used in Urology
  • TURP and ICD-10 diagnoses
  • ICD-10 New urinary diversion codes
  • ICD-10 miscellaneous changes

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Urologists
  • Billers
  • Office and practice managers

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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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