Pearls and Pitfalls of Urological Coding for 2019
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2019 has brought several coding changes for urology. New E/M documentation changes and new CPT® codes for prostatic and stone surgery are a few new items. This webinar will provide attendees with this new information. Knowledge of this new coding material is central for correct coding and avoidance of loss of revenue. Didactic instructions and clinical scenarios will be used to clarify these new 2019 coding changes. Several coding clinical scenarios, old and new, will also be presented.
Why is this topic important?
New materials for correct coding will be presented and reviewed for proper use.
Who would benefit from this topic?
Urologists, non physician providers in urology, coders and billers and other office staff members wishing to increase their coding knowledge for 2019.
What information or new skills will the attendee take away from this webinar?
New coding for the prostatic transurethral Rezum procedure, percutaneous nephrostolithotomy, PCNL, changes in E/M coding and documentation to decrease physician burdens when performing these services, and use of relatively new modifiers in coding for the treatmen of urological stone disease.
Why is the presenter the expert on this topic?
Dr. Ferragamo has been a urologist in the field for over 40 years and spent many years as office manger and coding consultant for a 7 person urology practice in New York. He is the consulting editor for "Urology Coding Alert," a monthly news letter devoted to urology coding and reimbursements for over 12 years, and a urology coding consultant for many offices and academic programs such as the Lahey Clinic, Fox Chase Cancer Center, New York University, Bellveu urology department, Indiana University urology, Mount Sinai Urology, New York City to name a few. He has presented over 300 lectures and webinars on urology coding and reimbursements throughout the United States.
About The Author
Michael A Ferragamo, MD, FACS
Dr. Ferragamo received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City, his Medical Degree from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, and after two years of general surgical training at Brooklyn Hospital, completed his three years of urological training at the Kings County Hospital and Medical Center in New York. He served two years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict as a Lieutenant Commander in the medical corps and as the assistant chief of urology at the St. Albans Naval Hospital, Queens, New York. He was the senior urologist of Urocare Associates of New York and practiced general urology for over 35 years. Following his retirement from active practice he continued to oversee the coding and reimbursement for Urocare Associates.
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