Urology Coding 101: Nephrectomy and Related Procedures

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Tue, Jan 11, 2011
90 Minutes
Product Description

Kidney removal coding -- sounds simple, right? Wrong. And that mistake could cost you big money. 

A nephrectomy involves much more than just taking out a kidney. The pathology present, the involved kidney area and the urologist's experience -- among other factors -- influence which technology to use. And those same factors change how you should code the procedure.

Let Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr. demystify nephrectomy coding, and how to code related procedures, in this 90-minute seminar that will help you get your urologist every dime he's rightfully due.

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Learn proper nephrectomy terminology, and how to identify and code for:
    • Radical, partial and simple nephrectomies
    • Open, laparoscopic, and robotic nephrectomies
    • Radical, simple, and partial nephrectomies
    • Bilateral nephrectomies
    • Laparoscopic coding scenarios
  • Find out which diagnoses are suitable for payment and which make the medical necessity cut
  • Do you know how to code for renal ablation and its proper diagnosis for payment? You will…
  • Discover when to use modifiers with other procedures when performed in addition to a nephrectomy - and get paid
  • Learn the multiple procedures that are billable AND payable for total nephroureterectomy -- both open and laparoscopically.
  • PLUS: Dr. Ferragamo will review the coding of actual cases and simulated cases for proper and accurate CPT and ICD-9 coding.

Who should attend? Urologists, coders, billers, office managers, and anyone involved in the billing, coding and recording these procedures

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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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