Radiological Coding for the Urologist

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Wed, Feb 18, 2015
60 minutes
Product Description

Insights on the Criteria Urologists Must Meet When Coding & Billing Radiological Services in 2015.

Nowadays many urologists are performing radiological procedures (sonograms, radiological examinations, and Doppler scan of the urinary tract) in their office. The correct coding and billing for these studies are important for urologists to facilitate proper reimbursements and avoid claim denials and unnecessary loss of revenue. Additionally, there are many new and revised radiological coding policies for 2015—it is important you know and master them.

Join nationally-recognized speaker Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS in this audio conference to get the needed information and tips for accurate coding and billing of radiological services specific to urology. He will shed light on the guidelines urologists must follow to allow submission of clean claims for radiological services and avoid loss of entitled payments.
Topics covered in the session:

  • Insights on Urology coding update—Payment for radiological interpretation
  • Discussion on the criteria urologists must meet when billing radiological services
  • Urological Radiology guidelines; comprehend the meaning of the term "with contrast"
  • Overview of historical urological imaging procedures occasionally performed by today's urologist
  • Discussion on contemporary urological imaging studies
  • Insights on coding and billing for Fluoroscopy in 2015
  • In-depth discussion on ultrasound studies and their proper reporting and documentation
  • Review of codes for most frequent performed Non-E/M urological services
  • Insights on documentation requirement for Bladder Ultrasound
  • Overview of specific codes for PVR determination, kidneys, bladder, and other imaging services frequently performed by urologists
  • Insights on the frequency of radiological procedures performed by urologists
  • Discussion on ultrasonic codes for studies of other specific anatomical areas related to urological imaging
  • Urological Imaging; Intraoperative Ultrasonic Guidance
  • Urology Imaging coding update and Radiological documentation
  • Insights on ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding for Radiological studies
  • Discussion on change for 2013 Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction, MPPR

Who should attend?

Coders and billers who code for Radiological Services provided both in office and hospital, urologists providing radiological services both in hospital and office, radiologists providing urological radiological procedures/studies, non physicians providers doing radiological studies in office, and anyone trained to provide x-ray studies will find this conference instructive and helpful for billing and coding properly for these services.


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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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