Coding for Urinary Stone Disease: Clear Up Your Confusion

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Prepare for 2019 ICD-10-CM — and New Reimbursement Rules

Urology practices treat stone disease of the urinary tract on a daily basis, which means you’re coding it quite frequently. But urinary stone disease coding is getting trickier by the minute thanks to diagnosis code changes in the 2019 ICD-10-CM, new treatment clinical scenarios, and billing policy changes for Medicare and commercial payers.

Get up to speed on all the changes that will affect your stone disease billing practices now and in the new year. In this information-packed audio conference by urology coding guru Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, you’ll  learn the new rules and how to avoid mistakes that can lead to claims denials, audits, and lost revenue.

After attending this instructive session, you will walk away with expert coding tips on the right way to code urinary stone disease diagnoses, treatments, and services. Get real-life clinical cases and scenarios to boost understanding and learning. You’ll have the knowledge and tools you need to code stone disease of the urinary tract confidently and accurately.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Identify the 2019 ICD-10-CM codes that you must begin using from Oct. 1, 2018
  • Determine when to bill for an office visit after stone disease treatment
  • Understand the coding rules for treating multiple stones within the urinary tract
  • Code for ureteroscopic treatment of bilateral stones during a single encounter
  • Code for percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) to get the reimbursement you deserve
  • Properly use the various modifiers when coding the treatment of ipsilateral multiple stones
  • Code for treatment of small, large, and multiple bladder stones without risking claims denials
  • Properly code for placement, removal, and replacement of stents or ureteral catheters
  • Code for “second look” procedures when treating urinary stone disease and treatment of stones within intestinal urinary diversions

Session Agenda

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 14 (urinary calculi)
  • Historical open stone procedures
  • Modern approaches for urinary calculi
  • Endourological coding update 2018
  • AUA/CMS coding to ensure maximum payment
  • 2018 Medicare payments
  • Infundibular stricture and calyceal calculus
  • Coding pearls and pitfalls for urinary calculi
    (with a new modifier in place of Modifier -59)
  • Complications during stone removal
  • Coding for renal bladder stones
  • Endoscopy of intestinal diversions used in urology
  • When to bill post operatively for stone prevention counseling
  • 2019 revised CPT code for urology effective January 1, 2019
  • Urology coding update – intestinal surgery in urology

Who Should Attend

  • Urologists
  • Non-Physician Practitioners
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • All staff/office personnel involved in the certification, prior authorization, coding, and posting of payments for urinary stone disease treatment

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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