Author | Mark Painter


How to bill for catheter placement in the hospital setting

March 01, 2018


In this "Coding Q&A" column, Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also answer questions regarding bladder instillations and penile modeling during IPP placement.

It's time to declare war on costly billing mistakes

February 01, 2018


In this article, we review mistakes made throughout the billing, documentation, and coding processes and what you can do to prevent them.

How to code for robotic cystolithotomy, diverticulectomy

January 24, 2018


"When submitting an unlisted code for a procedure, you of course need to submit your documentation and we recommend a cover letter or explanation of the service including a comparative value or charge based on a similar code," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.

Is billing for stone prevention counseling possible?

May 01, 2015


In this Coding Q&A column, the Painters discuss the tricky question of whether you can bill for stone prevention counseling, and also answer a question about whether you can bill two instillation codes (51700) for one appointment.