2019 Urology and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Coding Update

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
Conference Date
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
90 minutes
Product Description

Report Accurately with the Code that Best Captures the Urology Procedure or Service

If you thought claims reimbursements were getting tougher, you were right. ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes for urology, effective on October 1, 2018 include 53 code changes, and the CPT® code changes will kick in on January 1, 2019. Both code sets will present major challenges in accurately presenting and reporting urology procedures and services.

Put yourself on the path to successful urology coding with industry veteran Michael Ferragamo, who will walk you through – with clinical examples – all the new CPT® and ICD-10-CM codes, and show you how to incorporate them into correct billing and coding. Ferragamo will teach you how to code the Rezum procedure in 2019, and how to code the percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedure with new ancillary codes – including coding for treatment of renal calculi within a duplicated urinary system. You will learn the difference between uncertain and unspecified behavior codes, what is complete ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding for a patient, how to pick an ICD-10-CM code more easily, and the new codes for abnormal urinary findings. You will also receive expert tips and helpful comments on how to code accurately and receive appropriate reimbursement.

After attending this webinar, you will be confident in your ability to submit correct claims, and know how to avoid payment denials, refunds, and revenue losses due to coding errors.

Session Highlights

This expert session will get you up to speed with:

  • Review and detail all new, revised, and deleted ICD-10-CM codes
  • Review and detail all new CPT® codes for 2019
  • How to code the Rezum procedure in 2019
  • How to code PCNL procedure with new ancillary codes
  • What is the difference between uncertain and unspecified behavior codes
  • What is complete ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding for a patient
  • How to pick an ICD-10-CM code more easily
  • New 2019 codes for abnormal urinary findings

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Auditors
  • Physicians
  • Urologists and urogynecologists
  • Internists and surgeons providing urological services
  • Urologist technologists and managers

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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