Of all the specialties affected by the 2019 ICD-10-CM codes changes, Urology is in the top 10. You’ve got 30 code changes to parse properly to secure your diagnostic coding compliance—and maximize reimbursement success—well into 2019.
Get the expert guidance you need to make sense of the recent code additions and revisions—which take effect October 1, 2018—from medical coding & billing specialist Michael Ferragamo. In this session, he will prepare you and your team to meet the documentation and code selection challenges that the 2019 ICD-10-CM introduces, specifically for various Urology-related clinical scenarios.
What’s new? More than a dozen new Urology codes address urethral stricture, both male and female, by the site of the stricture (N35)—which means you must understand the intricacies of this diagnosis. You’ll also find several additional codes in the R82.9 range for reporting hypocitraturia, hyperoxaluria, hyperuricoscuria, and hypercalciuria. And new Radiology codes (R93.8) address abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of testicles.
Ferragamo will present didactic and clinical scenario examples to illustrate ICD-10 coding concepts and help you apply these lessons to your everyday work. He will also equip you with a reference list that includes all the 2019 coding changes you’ll commonly encounter in a Urology practice. After attending this event, you’ll be ready to meet the looming October 1 start date for these changes with ease.
This instructive session will teach you to:
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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...
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