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.


Urologists should avoid unbundling instillation, in/out catheter

September 01, 2012

Make sure that you are coding correctly for the instillation based on the type of drug you are using and charge separately for the drugs that are instilled.

With health care reform upheld, expect these big changes

August 01, 2012

What does this all mean to the practicing urologist? Here is an overview of what to expect in the months and years ahead.

Coding for urodynamics presents tough challenges

July 01, 2012

In a recent audit of urodynamics charges, Medicare recognized some codes but not others, and the documentation for all services that were reviewed only included the report from the urodynamics machine. This review pointed out the lack of understanding of these codes by payers and physicians.

Urology practice success: Control what you can control

June 01, 2012

There are many aspects of the business of medicine that are difficult to influence. Here are some ways that you can have some control.