With the advent of more extensive E/M and operative services and procedure codes, the use of modifiers in urology had increased. To allow various clinical scenarios to be paid in full, modifiers change the coding. This session by expert speaker Michael A. Ferragamo MD, FACS will help you understand how and when to use modifiers to insure payments of various services in urological and other practices. You will get the definitions of modifiers and get to know how to properly use them with the aid of various clinical examples. Plus, there are tips with which you can understand the usage of proper modifiers and how accurate use of modifiers will insure proper and often increased reimbursements both for office and surgical procedures.
Who should attend: Coders, Billers, Urologists, Surgeons, non-physician providers and office staff billing and posting modifiers in their work should attend. Anyone desiring more knowledge on the use of modifiers will find this program most enlightening.
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...
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