Recouping reimbursement for an elective vasectomy can be a challenge, but you'll stand a better chance of getting paid if you can show proper authorization for the procedure and pay close attention to individual payer requirements.
The dilemma: Medicare doesn't cover elective vasectomies at all. And, although more private carriers are covering at least a portion of the cost, coders often don't know how to report the procedure to ensure payment.
In this 1-hour webinar, Leesa A. Israel, CPC, CUC, CMBS, will discuss how to code vasectomy procedures based on the type of procedure the urologist performs. She will also explain time and age requirements, which are often keys to payment.
PLUS: Leesa will offer tips on how to get the patient involved in the process to ensure that he knows his payment responsibilities. And will also cover how to code for pre-vasectomy visit your urologist has with the patient.
Here's a look at some of the things Leesa will cover:
Who should attend? Urologists, urology coders, anyone in a urology practice who deals with coding and billing.
Leesa A. Israel, BA, CPC, CUC, CPPM, CMBS, specializes in medical coding and reimbursement for physician practices, as well as billing and collections policies and strategies. Leesa is currently the Audit Training Manager of the Coding Institute’s Consulting & Revenue Cycle Solutions. In this role, she provides auditing, consulting, and education services to practices around the country in a variety of areas, including urology, general surgery, and evaluation...
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