Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also answer questions regarding BCG instillation and reporting of simple laparoscopic prostatectomy.
Also watch for new telemedicine codes and positive relative value unit updates.
Charging by time is permissible with appropriate documentation, according to Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
Errors related to bladder cancer site and symptom codes could lead to take backs.
"If a high percentage of the radicals are billed with urethral suspension, then it is likely to be bundled in the future and it is possible that it will be tagged with an indicator that will not allow unbundling," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
"If the rule changes proposed by Medicare for 2019 are passed, they may very well change the way you practice," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
Advanced-practice providers can report services incident to an MD under a few circumstances.
The programs present an opportunity for urologists to evaluate how they practice.
Be prepared to supply supporting clinical reasons as part of your appeal to the payer.
Modifier use without supporting documentation could be considered fraudulent, write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.