Coding for Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures

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Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 minutes
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CPT Coding for Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures: Ensure Correct and Entitled Payments

Laparoscopy and robotics have become a popular surgical technology for many urological and urogynecological surgical procedures. In many instances, this technology has replaced open surgery. There are many new CPT codes used for billing these services. Unfortunately, many of these frequently performed laparoscopic/robotic procedures do not have specific procedural CPT codes.

Join this session, where expert speaker Michael A. Ferragamo MD, FACS, will review the general concepts for coding these services and will provide you with specific tools, tips, and the knowledge to properly code and bill laparoscopic/robotic procedures. Michael will address and focus on specific coding for various clinical scenarios, to clarify and teach these principles of coding to ensure correct and entitled payments of all laparoscopic/robotic procedures.

Session Highlights

  • Use of specific CPT codes for robotic procedures
  • How to bill when a robotic code does not exist
  • How to bill for a robotic simple nephrectomy
  • What constitutes a robotic radical nephrectomy
  • Coding for a robotic radical prostatectomy and a simple robotic prostatectomy
  • Coding for the robotic performance of an ileal conduit and radical cystoprostatectomy at one encounter
  • Billing for the various robotic lymphadenectomies

Session Agenda

  • Correct coding for Laparoscopy: General coding principles
  • Choosing the correct Laparoscopic code
  • Laparoscopic procedures without specific CPT codes
  • Laparoscopic treatment of upper tract tumors
  • Laparoscopic Total Nephroureterectomy: Open excision of bladder cuff
  • Laparoscopic/robotic treatment: “UPJ” obstruction
  • Laparoscopic renal surgery
  • Bilateral procedure changes
  • Outpatient vs. inpatient place of service
  • Laparoscopic/robotic surgery: Ureteral surgery
  • Robotic technology for 2017
  • Laparoscopic surgery for the Urologist
  • Laparoscopic Hernia repair and Orchiectomy
  • 2018 Urogynecology CPT coding
  • Laparoscopic coding problems

Who Should Attend

  • Urologists
  • Gynecologists
  • Urogynecologists
  • Pediatric urologists
  • General surgeons performing laparoscopic/robotic procedures
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office staff involved in authorization, precertification, coding and posting of these procedures

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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