Physician Coding and Reimbursement for Urodynamics
In 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) simplified the coding of urodynamics by eliminating several Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. One effect of this was a decrease in the reimbursement for urodynamics to physicians. In addition, CMS has also placed more emphasis on pairing the urodynamic CPT codes with an appropriate International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code. If coded correctly, urodynamic evaluation can still be reimbursed fairly. This chapter attempts to explain the reimbursement for urodynamics, basic coding terminology and provides a step-by-step explanation of how urodynamics should be properly coded.
KeywordsCurrent Procedural Terminology Current Procedural Terminology Code Ambulatory Surgery Center Physician Reimbursement Facility Setting
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