Coding Update for the Treatment of Urinary Stone

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Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 Minutes
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Coding Tips on Bladder and Renal Stone Treatments

The treatment of stone disease involving the urinary tract has become an every day event in modern day urological care. Recent changes in diagnoses, treatments, and urological coding for these services can be confusing to both the new coder and the senior coder alike. This audio-conference by Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, will provide the attendees with an understanding of the new coding rules of Medicare (CMS) and private carriers (CPT) to accurately bill for these services and procedures dealing with urinary stone disease.
The attendees will receive coding tips, and references will be described to assist coding correctly, along with collecting full and entitled reimbursements for the services provided.
Topics include

  • A review of ICD-9 and ICD-10 urinary stone diagnoses needed for medical necessity and reimbursements for stone procedures,
  • When one may bill for an office visit in a global period of a stone disease procedure
  • Review of the new rules for ureteroscopic treatment of multiple stones in the same kidney or ureter
  • Ureteroscopic treatment of unilateral and bilateral stones at one encounter
  • How to code for multiple surgeries for one or multiple stones
  • How to code for PCNL to receive optimal payments
  • New use of modifiers-76 and -59 when billing for the treatment of stone disease
  • Coding for “second looks" after renal stone treatments
  • Coding for the treatment of bladder stone disease
  • Coding clinical examples of bladder and renal stone treatments
  • Coding for placement, replacement, and removal of urinary stents...what compliantly can we bill?

Who should attend : Coders, billers, urologists, and all those involved in the coding and posting of payments for treatments of urinary stone disease.

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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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