2018 UroGynecological Coding Update

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Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 minutes
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Learn the Correct Uro-Gynecological Coding Procedures to Avoid Claim Denials and Revenue Loss

New CPT® codes are now in place as well as coding mechanisms for coding new clinical scenarios. In recent times, both urologists and gynecologists are often involved in the performance of various uro-gynecological procedures including many vaginal prolapse procedures and corrective urinary incontinence surgeries. Join this session, where expert speaker Michael A. Ferragamo will help you through the accurate steps of coding these procedures. Knowledge of these coding/billing principles will help you get the correct reimbursements and avoid denials and loss of payments.

This session will explain the basic and advanced procedure coding using specific clinical examples, with modifier use, and correct use of ICD-10 codes. The session will provide coding tips for correct uro-gynecological procedure coding and tips to get it right the first time and, thus, avoid claim denials and revenue loss.

Session Highlights

This session will cover:

  • New 2018 CPT® codes for gyn procedures
  • Proper coding for labioplasty
  • Coding for removal of skin lesions of the perineum and vagina
  • New bundling issues for endoscopy and use of mesh in prolapse and sling repairs
  • Coding for all types of vaginal slings and prolapses
  • Coding for the use of mesh in pelvic surgical repairs
  • How to bill for the use of laparoscopy/robotics in gyn surgery
  • Use of unlisted CPT® codes
  • Detailed coding for repair of gyn complications after pelvic surgery
  • Coding of various fistula repairs, simple and complicated
  • Coding for gyn procedures without specific CPT® codes
  • Reduced payments in 2018 for vaginal prolapse repairs
  • Coding changes reported from the American Urogynecology Society (AUGS)

Session Agenda

  • Urogynecology coding changes 2017 vs. 2018
  • Laparoscopic surgery for the urologist retroperitoneal surgery
  • 2018 new urogynecology CPT® code
  • Urogynecology coding: pelvic repairs with mesh
  • 2018 American urogynecology society AUGS coding tips
  • 2018 AUGS coding tips effective January 1, 2017
  • N: Uro-gynecology diagnoses chapter 14 ICD-10 manual
  • Vaginal procedures under anesthesia
  • Cutaneous lesions of vulva and labia destruction and excision
  • ICD-10 diagnostic coding for excision of skin lesions
  • Uro-gynecology diagnoses: 2018 ICD-10 diagnoses
  • Procedures for the treatment of complications CPT coding for suture removal
  • Urogynecology coding update
    • Billing for urethrolysis
    • Failure of sling procedure
    • Sling complications
    • Failure of sling procedure
    • Pelvic floor reconstruction
    • Vesicovaginal fistula ICD-10 N82.0
  • Urogynecology coding update pessary coding for medicare

Who Should Attend

  • Urologists
  • Gynecologists
  • Uro-gynecologists
  • Any surgeon involved  in the performance of uro-gynecological procedures
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office staff wishing to learn and enhance their knowledge of urological and gynecological procedural coding

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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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