Coding Pearls and Pitfalls in Urology: What You Need to Know This Year

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Length
90 minutes
Product Description

Increase Your Reimbursements with these Urological Coding “Pearls”


Urological coding keeps getting more complicated every year. With so many coding changes taking place, it takes time to learn the new rules, edits, coding regulations, and documentation requirements. The new, revised, and deleted ICD-10 and CPT® codes (this year, with more changes to come next year) have increased the chances of coding and billing errors, thereby making you even more susceptible to claim denials, loss of revenue, and, in worst cases, expensive litigations.

Avoid all that by staying on top of the latest changes in urology coding and billing with Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo in this informative audio conference. Dr. Ferragamo will review the most important coding changes ("Pearls") in urology, along with the common errors ("Pitfalls") that can trip you up and lead to claim denials and revenue losses. He will provide didactic explanations with specific clinical scenarios throughout the webinar to bring to light the urological coding Pearls and Pitfalls. This will make it easier for you to recognize the correct coding for the numerous clinical situations that might arise in your urological practice – and steer clear of the pitfalls.

After attending this session, you will know how to code for repeat TURPs; how to bill for treatments of multiple bladder tumor; when to add additional ICD-10 diagnostic codes to insure full payments; when a bladder biopsy becomes a TURB (Transurethral Resection of the Bladder); new coding for endoscopy and treatment of intestinal urinary diversions; new coding for laparoscopic procedures without specific CPT® codes, and much more!

Session Highlights

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • How to code for repeat TURPs (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)
  • How to bill for multiple bladder tumor treatments?
  • When to add additional ICD-10 diagnostic codes to insure full payments?
  • When a bladder biopsy becomes a TURB
  • New coding for endoscopy and treatment of intestinal urinary diversions
  • New coding for laparoscopic procedures without specific CPT® codes
  • What are the different codes for resection of a bladder neck contraction?
  • What are the differences between a robotic/laparoscopic simple and radical nephrectomy and their coding?
  • Prostate needle biopsy coding
  • Difference between neoplasms of unknown behavior and neoplasms of unspecified behavior
  • And many more Pearls and Pitfalls in urological coding


Who Should Attend

  • Urologists
  • Non-physician providers
  • Coders, billers and all office staff involved in:
    • ICD-10 and CPT codes
    • Authorization of services and procedures
    • Precertification
    • Postings

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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