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Urology

Thursday, December 03 - Friday, December 04
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr.

Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr.

MD, FACS

Improve your Urology Oncology Coding

Date and Time: December 3, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Hematology and Oncology Coder – CHONC™Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Treatment of urinary tract tumors can make up a large part of the urology services your practice performs. Proper coding for these oncology services leads to increased reimbursement and fewer claim denials. Take advantage of this session’s coding scenarios to help you bring in the payment you’re entitled to and avoid denials or refunds back to insurance carriers.
Coding for Endoscopic Treatment of Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Bladder

Date and Time: December 3, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Endoscopic treatment of bladder lesions is a frequently performed service. Get the guidelines on proper coding for the resection of single or multiple bladder lesions to ensure proper coding and payments for your practice. Discover tactics for remaining in compliance with some unusual coding policies for these lesions.
Urogynecology Coding for Urologists for 2015

Date and Time: December 3, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Obstetrics Gynecology Coder (COBGC™)Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Urologists are now performing procedures that only gynecologists used to perform. Many of these gynecological procedures require multiple CPT® codes for correct billing. Follow along as the presenter analyzes clinical scenarios and their coding, including CPT® codes mostly unfamiliar to urologists. Gain this knowledge to increase your practice’s revenue for operative procedures.
Radiology Coding for the Urologist

Date and Time: December 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB)

In today’s practice, urologists bill for many radiology procedures including sonograms of the urinary tract. A common problem area is billing for the interpretation of these films, reporting them incorrectly or forgetting to add them to the claim. What’s more, not all insurance carriers will pay the urologist for his interpretation of imaging studies. After attending this session, you will understand which interpretation studies are payable and which are not as well as how to bill correctly for these studies. Learn the correct coding for imaging interpretation both in the office and in the hospital setting. Learn to use the radiology modifiers necessary for proper payments to urologists.
Nonsurgical Hospital Coding

Date and Time: December 4, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®)Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Although in-hospital urological care has decreased over the last decade, urologists still render care in a hospital setting. By attending this session, you will learn the complexities of coding and billing for these services so that you will not lose revenue and hard-earned reimbursement. You’ll learn the guidelines and follow along with clinical examples for initial, follow up, and consultation hospital visits, observation services, ER visits with hospital admission, shared hospital visits, discharge services, and critical care scenarios.
“Incident to” and Shared Visit Coding

Date and Time: December 4, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Evaluation and Management Coder – CEMC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Urology Coder – CUC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

As nonphysician practitioners (NPPs), such as physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), assume more patient care and responsibility, proper coding and billing for these mid-level providers should become a top priority. This session will discuss the criteria for NPP billing and coding, independent vs. “incident to” billing, how to code for shared visits, and coding for the services provided by a nurse or medical assistant. Coding for NPP services can be a source of significant revenue, but coding correctly is the key. Substantial paybacks have occurred recently when payers, especially Medicare, have audited PA and NP billings. To avoid these consequences for your practice, get the information you need by attending this session.