Urology Coding for Non-Surgical Hospital Services

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Wed, May 16, 2018
90 minutes
Product Description

Are You Coding Non-Surgical Hospital Services for Urology Correctly?

Non-surgical hospital admissions still represent services that urologists perform on a daily basis in a hospital setting. Coding for these services often go undocumented or under billed. Many coders, both new and senior, have little experience in coding for these hospital services. Many clinical scenarios are unclear and improperly billed, leading to loss of entitled payments.

Join this session, where urology expert Michael A. Ferragamo, MD, FACS will provide you the knowledge of how these hospital services are to be correctly billed. This session will also provide coding tips, and references to clinical scenarios to assist in the correct coding and collecting of full reimbursements for the specific non-surgical hospital services provided.

Session Highlights

This session will cover:

  • Special coding rules and scenarios to be coded for non-surgical hospital visits
  • How to bill for hospital consultations
  • How to bill hospital admissions after initial emergency room or office visits
  • How to bill for shared hospital visits
  • Review of levels of hospital E/M visits
  • How to bill for hospital and observation discharge
  • How to bill for hospital discharge and readmission to hospital, observation care, and nursing home on the same or different days
  • How to bill observation services, critical care, and prolonged hospital visits

Session Agenda

  • Who can request a hospital consultation
  • Intraoperative consultation
  • Urological consultations – Emergency room & hospital admission 2018
  • How to bill for hospital admissions via ER
  • Non-physician provider NPP
  • Evaluation and management for hospital services
  • E/M levels of care
  • Urology coding update
    • Hospital review of PFSH
    • Medical Decision Making (MDM)
    • ICD-10 diagnostic coding guidelines
  • E/M hospital documentation
  • Hospital discharge codes
  • Criteria for hospital billing on time alone
  • Use of prolonged hospital services
  • Evaluation and management observation status codes
  • Coding and billing for critical care services

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Surgeons
  • Urologists
  • Urogynecologists
  • Internists
  • Hospital-based physicians and all others, both office and hospital staff involved in the coding and posting of payments for non-surgical hospital services

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

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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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