2019 ICD-10 Coding Changes for Urology

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Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 minutes
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Pay Close Attention to Urethral Stricture


Of all the specialties affected by the 2019 ICD-10-CM codes changes, Urology is in the top 10. You’ve got 30 code changes to parse properly to secure your diagnostic coding compliance—and maximize reimbursement success—well into 2019.

Get the expert guidance you need to make sense of the recent code additions and revisions—which take effect October 1, 2018—from medical coding & billing specialist Michael Ferragamo. In this session, he will prepare you and your team to meet the documentation and code selection challenges that the 2019 ICD-10-CM introduces, specifically for various Urology-related clinical scenarios.

What’s new? More than a dozen new Urology codes address urethral stricture, both male and female, by the site of the stricture (N35)—which means you must understand the intricacies of this diagnosis. You’ll also find several additional codes in the R82.9 range for reporting hypocitraturia, hyperoxaluria, hyperuricoscuria, and hypercalciuria. And new Radiology codes (R93.8) address abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of testicles.

Ferragamo will present didactic and clinical scenario examples to illustrate ICD-10 coding concepts and help you apply these lessons to your everyday work. He will also equip you with a reference list that includes all the 2019 coding changes you’ll commonly encounter in a Urology practice. After attending this event, you’ll be ready to meet the looming October 1 start date for these changes with ease.

Session Highlights

This instructive session will teach you to:

  • Take immediate steps to upgrade your ICD-10 coding compliance for the next year
  • Select the most specific ICD-10 Urology codes for numerous clinical scenarios
  • Unblock your confusion over urethral stricture codes: N35
  • Kick your kidney disease coding up a notch with the R82.9 code set
  • Use Radiology code set R93.8 for testicle imaging
  • Add “primary” to hyperoxaluria code E72.53
  • Understand when to use the 7th character for new ICD-10 codes
  • Understand when to use symptoms and signs for diagnoses
  • Proactively minimize claims denials in 2019

Session Agenda

  • Fiscal year 2018 ICD-10-CM codes set
  • Prepare for 2019 ICD-10
  • Unspecified ICD-10 codes often used in urology
  • ICD-10-CM codes of confusing terminology
  • Prepare for the future with ICD-10-CM: what to expect from payers
  • Reporting additional diagnoses to complete a patient’s medical history
  • ICD-10-CM coding tips and update

Who Should Attend

  • Urologists
  • Non-physician providers
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers    
  • Practice Managers
  • Urology Surgeons


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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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