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The Urology Coding and Reimbursement Podcast is for Urologists and urology practice staff: Administrators, APPs, Billers and Coders. We help urologists and staff achieve peak economic and practice efficiency so there is time and energy to focus on patient care and a happy life. Your cohosts, Mark, Scott and Dr. Ray Painter discuss urology coding and share best practices for the urology office. We will answer submitted urology coding questions so that you can learn the concepts and apply in your practice. Learn the best practices: urology coding, revenue cycle management, scheduling, collections, patient information collection, pre-authorization, prior approval, charge capture, office communications, claim entry review, appeals, audits and billing, that we have tested and proven so you can adapt and incorporate.

Urology Coding and Reimbursement Podcast Mark Painter, Scott Painter and Dr. Ray Painter

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The Urology Coding and Reimbursement Podcast is for Urologists and urology practice staff: Administrators, APPs, Billers and Coders. We help urologists and staff achieve peak economic and practice efficiency so there is time and energy to focus on patient care and a happy life. Your cohosts, Mark, Scott and Dr. Ray Painter discuss urology coding and share best practices for the urology office. We will answer submitted urology coding questions so that you can learn the concepts and apply in your practice. Learn the best practices: urology coding, revenue cycle management, scheduling, collections, patient information collection, pre-authorization, prior approval, charge capture, office communications, claim entry review, appeals, audits and billing, that we have tested and proven so you can adapt and incorporate.

    UCR 191: FAQs - G2211 age restrictions; void trial fail coding; gemcitabine instillation coding; and scrotoplasty simple v. complicated

    UCR 191: FAQs - G2211 age restrictions; void trial fail coding; gemcitabine instillation coding; and scrotoplasty simple v. complicated

    April 12, 2024


    Mark and Scott discuss questions that have come into the PRS communities:
    Hi is there any documentation, regarding the age limit for G2211 or 99459?

    Our MD think that they only apply to patients over 65 years old.  Is this true or is there documentation stating we can use them on patients under 65 years old.  If a patient fails a Trial of void, and a catheter is placed, would the 51700 be coded or just 51702? Should it matter if pass its fail? The service was still performed. And the 51702 is a component of the 51700.What are the codes that I use for gemcitibine bladder installation in the office. I know I would use 51720 would be the cpt code but how do i bill for the medicine?For Scrotoplasty, complicated (CPT 55180), Does it need to be performed with either Graft of Flap, to call for "complicated"? I am trying to differentiate between 55175 (scrotoplasty, simple) and 55180 (scrotoplasty, complicated), thank you! 
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    • 23 min
    UCR 190: Enhancing Urology Practice Efficiency - New Training Courses Explained

    UCR 190: Enhancing Urology Practice Efficiency - New Training Courses Explained

    April 5, 2024


    Mark, Scott, and Ray discuss why PRS developed two new courses, one for Urologists and one for APPs
     These courses aim to tackle the challenges practices face with documentation for reimbursement and efficient use of Electronic Health Records (EHR), emphasizing the importance of a unified team approach to stay updated on coding, billing, and documentation. They also discuss the critical role of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in urology, their billing nuances, and the necessity of continuous education to ensure financial health and combat provider burnout. The discussion wraps up with insights into the evolving landscape of medical coding and billing, stressing on AI's role in audits and the need for precise documentation. Links to further details about the courses can be found below.
     
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    • 27 min
    UCR 189: Urology Practice Business and Leadership Insights with Dr. David J. Ellis

    UCR 189: Urology Practice Business and Leadership Insights with Dr. David J. Ellis

    March 28, 2024


    Mark, Scott, and Ray welcome Dr. David J. Ellis to discuss the evolution of urology practice, leadership strategies, the role of organizations like LUGPA, AUA, and AACU, and the importance of communication and education in the field.


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    • 42 min
    UCR 188: Change Health cyberattack updates, G2211 developments, FAQs - Urodynamics authorization, taxonomy multi-specialty practice

    UCR 188: Change Health cyberattack updates, G2211 developments, FAQs - Urodynamics authorization, taxonomy multi-specialty practice

    March 22, 2024


    Mark, Scott, and Ray discuss the Change Health cyberattack, G2211 developments and questions that came into the PRS Network.
    We have been receiving denials for our Urodynamics appointments because authorization was obtained under a provider that differs from the provider that signed off on the note day of services. For non-medicare plans (and plans that do not adhere to 100% of medicare guidelines) are we able to have a provider that is not on-site at the time of the UDS appointment sign off on the note?We are a multi-specialty practice that all share one TIN. If we send an established patient to be seen by a provider that practices under a different taxonomy, can this provider then bill under a new patient encounter? For example, Urology refered to Urogynecology or if Oncology referred to Urology? Additionally, can these pts be seen by differing specialties, at different office locations on the same day?  
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    • 29 min
    UCR 187: Change Health cyberattack update; FAQs - 99459 documentation, N30.10 denials, and 51701 for urine capture

    UCR 187: Change Health cyberattack update; FAQs - 99459 documentation, N30.10 denials, and 51701 for urine capture

    March 15, 2024


    Mark, Scott, and Ray discuss questions that came into the PRS Network.
    Hello,
    What is the recommendation on documentation for new code 99459? Our practice is wanting to create a template for this procedure code. I know documenting a chaperon is key. Thank youHello,
    I need help.
    I am having issues with multiple insurance companies denying diagnosis code N30.10 stating it is an invalid code. Anyone else experiencing this issue? Any indication on what the issue is?
    I looked in the ICD10 code book and it states it is a billable code.
    Thank youHi I have a coding question for peds urology.
    Can CPT 51701 be used for a urine capture for UAs? Since this is peds our payor mix does not include medicare. I was under the impression that for commerical payors 51701 cannot be used for urine capture and that it would bundle into the E/M service.
    Also, shouldn't we be able to code 81001-81003 for the UA? The provider is only coding an E/M service with 51701.
    Thanks! 
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    • 30 min
    UCR 186: FAQs - Bladder neck resection or TUIP; LT/RT ureteral reimplant; and Lipiodol injection coding

    UCR 186: FAQs - Bladder neck resection or TUIP; LT/RT ureteral reimplant; and Lipiodol injection coding

    March 8, 2024


    Mark, Scott, and Ray discuss questions that came into the PRS Network.
    Hello all, I have a CPT coding question,Indications = Urinary Obstruction // Post-Op DX = Obstruction of neck of Urinary Bladder Resectoscope per urethra into the bladder under direct vision. There was moderate trabeculations with no evidence of mass or stones. The bladder neck was noted to be elevated as seen on prior clinic cystoscopy. This was causing obstruction of the bladder outlet without significant prostatic hypertrophy.The bipolar resectoscope was used with the plasma button attachment to perform a TUIP at 5 o'clock, vaporizing the bladder neck fibers until the bladder neck was able to open properly and drain appropriately. Electrocautery was used for any small bleeding vessels and hemostasis was adequate at the end of the procedure.The recommended Code is: 52450, but the Coder is recommending Code: 52500.We're also taking Codes: 52276 & 52214 into consideration.... Please advise on what you recommend with the Rationale. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.I completed a  tapered ureteral reimplant  50783 on the left and a standard Non tapered ureteral reimplant on the right 50780 - does adding LT and RT modifiers allow both codes to be billed as follows:
    50783 LT
    50780.51.RT  
    does adding R /L mods  address the bundling issue?

    Coders noting that 50783 includes 50780 -- however this is  2 different sides and can't bill bilateral tapered 50783.50, as only tapered one side, and bilateral reimplant 50780.50 is undercoded for the additional time and complexity of ureteral tapering Has anyone billed for bladder injection of Lipiodol before? I have a provider who resected a large bladder tumor, then injected Lipidol in and around the resection site to aid with the patient's radiation planning for invasive bladder cancer. I was thinking this may be included in the 52240, but the office is suggesting unlisted code 53899 benchmarked to 52287 or 52283. Thoughts? 
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