Uro-Oncology Coding Skills: Tumors And Beyond

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Wed, May 09, 2012
Length
90 Minutes
Product Description

Hone Your Uro-Oncology Coding And Billing Skills


Coding for procedures to treat urological tumors can be confusing to coders and billers like you. Hear direct from our expert speaker, Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, how to properly bill and code to assure complete reimbursement.

This 90-minute audio-conference will provide you with the special knowledge and understanding of the clinical nature of these procedures so that you can properly code and bill for them. With this understanding and acquired skill, you’ll be able to decrease your denials and rejection of claims.

Michael will review the descriptions of complicated uro-oncology codes with specific diagnoses that will provide medical necessity. The speaker will show you the use of several CPT codes to completely indicate what was documented. Tips on coding for these procedures will help explain how to properly bill and code and be sure about 100% reimbursement.

Talking points that will be discussed during the audio-conference

  • The types of Urological oncological procedures that may be performed by the surgeon
  • Tumor surgery for the kidney, ureter, bladder, and prostate
  • Differences between radical and simple surgical procedures
  • When to use multiple procedures to capture all surgery performed
  • Diagnoses one should apply to receive entitled payments
  • Open and laparoscopic surgical procedures used to treat urological tumors
  • How to code for biopsy procedure leading to further surgery
  • Guidance in the proper coding of complicated surgical cases
  • Coding for multiple surgeons working at the same encounter

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Coders, billers, physicians, urologists, oncologists, both medical and surgical, and anyone performing cancer surgery would certainly find this presentation helpful and informative for coding purposes.

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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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