ICD-10-CM, A Review for Urologists

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Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 Minutes
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Descriptive Understanding Of ICD-10 Codes For Urologists By Michael A. Ferragamo

ICD-10 diagnostic coding begins on October 1, 2015 with no grace period for practice coding. This represents a big change in diagnostic coding for all urologists and their staff. This change will affect all office workers and not only the physicians or coders. Join Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, in this audio-conference to gain an understanding of new codes, rules, and functionality of this relatively new system of diagnostic coding.

A simple but complete explanation of the nature of the new codes, how they should be chosen, and cross-walks between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes will be provided to attendees to ease formation of a new super-bill based on ICD-10 codes.

Highlights of the session are:

  • Meaning of ICD-10-CM
  • The present diagnostic code freeze and when it will end
  • ICD-10 codes and CPT codes and their relationship
  • Why ICD-10?
  • Difference between ICD-9 and ICD-10 U
  • Use of dummy placeholders, excludes 1 and 2, specific phrases, parentheses, dashes and other specifics
  • Terms and their meaning for correct diagnostic coding
  • Description of the ICD-10 format used for all codes
  • Many urological cross-walks between the old ICD-9 and new ICD-10 codes
  • Review of the 21 diagnostic chapters used most often in urology
  • What to do now and for the coming new year before October 1, 2015
  • How to find and select the proper ICD-10 code
  • Alphabetic and tabular examples directly from the new ICD-10 manual

Who should attend? Urologists, other physicians interested in ICD-10 coding, non-physician providers in urology, coders, billers and most office staff members who deal in any way with diagnostic coding and use of ICD-9.

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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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