ICD-10 for Urology - The Final Word before October 1, 2015

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Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
90 minutes
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Learn How to Choose and Bill the Correct ICD-10 Diagnostic Code for a Specific Disease or Condition

There is no doubt that ICD-10-CM will begin on October 1, 2015, changing all diagnostic coding for all specialties including urology. There also will be no grace period for learning the new system where both the ICD-9 and ICD-10 sets will co-exist together at the same time. Urologists and their coders and billers as well as most of their office staff need to be familiar with the new codes and should be able to use and implement them according to their inclusion in ICD-10 set.

This webinar by expert speaker Michael A. Ferragamo MD, FACS will provide attendees with all the recent and final information and knowledge they will need to easily incorporate ICD-10 into their systems and practices painlessly and completely. It would be wise to start this transition now and test it before the launch date. The session will also look into the new ICD-10 system of coding and provide tips on how you can properly use ICD-10 in your everyday practice.

Session Highlights:

  • Why ICD-10-CM now?
  • What to do now and before October 1, 2015 to be ready for ICD-10?
  • Compare and review ICD-9 and ICD-10 formats of billing that you need to know and understand
  • Study the differences and similarities between ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets and criteria required for ICD-10
  • Discuss many ICD-10 code sets specific to urology
  • Learn how to choose and bill the correct ICD-10 diagnostic code for a specific disease or condition
  • The correct way to use new ICD-10 alphabetic index and tabular list so as to pick the correct code
  • Receive 150 urological ICD-9 codes and their linking to all valid ICD-10 alternatives
  • Learn how to increase diagnostic coding specificity using ICD-10 criteria and rules.

Plus, the session will also cover:

  • Chapters affecting Urology Specific Alphanumeric Codes
    • Chapter 2—Cancer of prostrate, ureter, bladder, kidney and pelvis
    • Chapter 14—Genitourinary, uro-gynecology, urethral stricture
    • Chapter 17—Congenital malformations of bladder
    • Chapter 18—Signs/Symptoms/Labs
    • Chapter 19—Complications
  • Biggest hurdle to the ICD-10 transition
  • ICD-10-CM coding tips

Who should attend?

Urologists, coders, billers, and all staff involved in now using ICD-9 diagnostic codes such as persons authorizing, certifying, and documenting urological diagnoses in their everyday office work. They must all change and implement to the new system on October 1, 2015.

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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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