Urological Ultrasound: Proper Coding and Documentation to Ensure Correct Reimbursement

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Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
60 minutes
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Improve Reimbursements Through Correct Coding and Documentation of Urological Ultrasounds

Sonography has become a more frequently performed diagnostic procedure in many urology, pediatric urology and urogynecology offices. Because of this increased utilization, insurance carriers have increased their auditing and reviewing of radiological procedures that are performed in an office setting. Their review includes looking at the indications and reasons for these procedures, their proper and complete documentation, and correct coding.

Join this session with urologist and coding expert Michael A. Ferragamo, MD, FACS, who will take you step by step through the common clinical scenarios in which ultrasound studies are performed and billed. Michael will also explain and share tips on documentation and the use of ultrasound templates to help providers with the correct codes and avoid denials of service and subsequent loss of revenue.

Session Highlights

  • Various ultrasonic studies used in urology
  • Indications for ultrasonic studies in urology
  • Overview of the complete ultrasonic study procedure
  • What a limited ultrasonic study really is
  • When to use modifiers -TC and -26
  • How to code for residual urine ultrasonic studies, PVRs
  • ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes used for ultrasonic studies in urology
  • New guidelines for ultrasonic studies used in conjunction with biopsies of the prostate gland
  • Ultrasonic imaging codes for related urological areas that do not have codes for ultrasonic studies

Who Should Attend

  • Urologists
  • Pediatric urologists
  • Urogynecologists
  • Any specialist involved in ultrasound studies, especially of the urinary tract
  • Coders and billers
  • Office staff wishing to increase their knowledge of ultrasonic coding and billing

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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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