Ray Painter, MD

Urologist Ray Painter, MD, is president of Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc., in Denver, and is also publisher of Urology Coding and Reimbursement Sourcebook.


Cystoscopy plus patient discussion: Can –25 modifier be used?

November 25, 2019

"If the specific time spent discussing the disease and the appropriate treatment was not documented, then be sure that your documentation meets the criteria (history, physical examination, and medical decision-making) separate from any criteria performed to make sure the patient was prepared and able to have the procedure," write the Painters.

ICD-10/CPT updates involve coding for strictures, orchiopexy

November 13, 2019

"One of the common issues we have noted for urology practices in updating ICD-10 codes is not the electronic medical record or practice management system failing to load new codes; rather, it is a failure to update templates," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.