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Urology Billing Services Overview

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Urology billing and coding services encompass the intricate process of billing and coding for all diagnoses and treatments related to correcting dysfunctions of the urinary system and the male reproductive system. Due to the complexity of its codes and terminologies, billing for urology services presents unique challenges compared to other specialties.

Specialized expertise and knowledge are essential for urology billing and coding, as it often intersects with other medical disciplines such as oncology, gastroenterology, andrology, pediatrics, endocrinology, and gynecology. This complexity requires the precision and understanding that only a dedicated urology medical billing specialist can provide.

While urologists focus on delivering high-quality medical care, managing the revenue cycle can often become secondary. However, non-payment or underpayment for urology services can significantly impact the practice’s financial health, given the typically high costs associated with urology procedures.

While an in-house billing team can be beneficial, their lack of expertise in urology-specific codes and terminologies may result in numerous denials. Outsourcing to a specialized urology billing service provider like Practolytics offers healthcare organizations better control over collections and denials, ensuring optimal revenue management.

Rewording for CPT and ICD Codes Related to Urology Surgeries

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CPT codes are organized according to specific organs such as Kidneys, Ureter, Bladder, Urethra, and both Male and Female genital organs. The code range spans from 50010 to 58294 and encompasses various types of urological procedures including incision/biopsy, excision, transplantation, catheter introduction, laparoscopy, endoscopy (such as cystoscopy, urethroscopy, cystourethroscopy), and repairs.

When assigning ICD-10 codes for urology surgeries, it’s crucial to adhere to LCD guidelines to prevent insurance denials. Our coders utilize ICD-10 codes from the following categories:

C00 – D49: Neoplasms

E00 - E89: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

N00-N99: Diseases of the genitourinary system

Q50-Q56: Congenital malformations of genital organs

R30-R39: Symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

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Our Expertise in Urology Billing Services

Our proficiency lies in medical billing for urology services, where our team possesses deep expertise in both billing and coding intricacies specific to urology practices. We’ve curated specialized best practices tailored for urology, resulting in minimized denials and enhanced revenue collections. Serving a diverse clientele spanning all 50 states, including hospitals, physician practices, and medical billing companies, our certified coders adeptly utilize ICD-9/10, CPT, and HCPCS coding aligned with CMS and AMA guidelines. Additionally, our team holds CUC certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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Applying Best Practices for Urology Billing and Coding

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Implementing best practices in urology coding and billing can be a daunting task, given the scarcity and high cost of skilled urology coders. However, our solution offers a cost-effective alternative. Our team consists of highly trained urology coders, all CPC certified, capable of efficiently processing 25-30 surgery reports per day. With our specialized urology coding service, we tackle the most intricate aspects of CPT codes, providing comprehensive training to handle procedural, modifier, and diagnostic coding complexities. Ensuring full HIPAA compliance throughout the billing and coding process, we also perform thorough prior authorization checks on patient eligibility and benefits to mitigate the risk of denials.

Optimal Strategies for Urology Billing and Coding

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Pre-Approval Requirement

Given the high cost of urology procedures, it's necessary for the provider to secure pre-approval from the insurance company before administering services.


Justification of Medical Necessity

The urology service provider must justify the medical necessity of treatment to appropriately charge for their costly services.


Eligibility Verification

Checking a patient's eligibility and benefits for a specific service at least 48 hours beforehand can help minimize denials.

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CLIA Number Validation

Ensure the CLIA number is up to date when billing for laboratory tests.


Non-Covered Services

Medicare does not cover certain A Codes like A4357, A4334, A5114, A4340, A4331, etc., and will deny them as non-covered services. However, some secondary insurances may cover these services.


Optimizing Coding for Maximum Benefits

Properly code CPTs with the correct units as allowed by specific payers to avoid denials. For instance, billing more than one unit for CPT codes 51700, 52300, 52310, 55876, and 77263 may result in denial.

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Billing Restrictions for Certain CPTs

Providers should not report codes 51701-51703 in addition to any other procedure that includes catheter insertion as a component.


Utilizing Modifier 59

Providers must apply modifier 59 when billing for two urology services together to distinguish them as distinct procedures.


Adherence to LCD Guidelines

Providers should adhere to LCD guidelines before billing for urology services to ensure compliance and reimbursement.

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