Saturday Regional Coding Seminar (2018)

July 21, 2018

CPT and ICD-10-CM codes have been updated and physicians and the staff of the urology practices do not have the knowledge to accurately apply correct codes for diseases, signs, and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease.

Physician and staff in urology practices need training to understand and apply the CPT and ICD-10-CM codes to ensure procedures are properly coded for accurate billing. (Current Procedural Terminology(CPT)) - the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs.

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Urologists
  • Nurses
  • Medical Technicians/Assistants
  • Practice Managers

Learning Objectives

Saturday General Session:
1. List the coding changes effecting urology in 2018
2. List the changes to Medicare for 2018
3. Describe the proper use of tools for prior authorization
4. List the changes to MACRA, MIPS & APM for 2018
5. Determine proper steps to take to negotiate contracts
6. Apply the appropriate level of evaluation and management services
7. Describe proper modifiers to use in everyday practice
8. Discuss surgical procedures done by providers and how to properly code each.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/21/2018 - 12:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/21/2018 - 11:59pm EDT

American Urological Association

2018 Regional Coding Seminar Agenda

Faculty: Edna R. Maldonado, CPC, ICD-10-CM Trainer

Stephanie Stinchcomb, CPC, CCS-P, ICD-10-CM Trainer

Guest Speakers: Jonathan Rubenstein, MD




08:00-8:30 am  

Registration—Continental Breakfast

08:30-9:00 am  

Urology Coding Updates for 2018

(New, Revised & Deleted codes for 2018)

09:00-10:00 am

What you need to know about Medicare Updates! 

10:00-10:30 am

What your Practice needs to know about Prior Authorization! 

10:30-10:45 am


10:45-12:15 pm

Evaluation & Management Documentation Strategies

12:15-1:00 pm  


1:00-2:00 pm    

Negotiating Payer Contracts 

2:00-3:00 pm    

Stay Up to Date with MACRA, MIPS & APM 

3:00-3:15 pm    


3:15-4:15 pm    

How well do you know your Modifiers? 

 4:15-4:45 pm    

Panel Q&A Coding Scenarios

Las Vegas, NV
United States

Faculty Disclosures





Joel Dunay – Practice Management Senior Manager

Nothing to disclose


Edna Maldonado - Coding Coordinator

Nothing to disclose


Stephanie Stinchcomb – Reimbursement & Regulations Director

Nothing to disclose


Latarsha Fisher – Coding Coordinator

Nothing to disclose


Jonathan Rubenstein, MD

Nothing to disclose


Jay Motola, MD

Spectrum Pharmaceutical

Scientific Study or Trial


Allied Urological/Metropolitan Lithotripsy

Investment Interest


Health Central

Health Publishing


Ferring Pharmaceutical

Scientific Study or Trial



Meeting Participant or Lecturer



Consultant of Adviser, Meeting Participant or Lecturer


Max Reiboldt

Coker Group



Victor Nitti, MD - Chair, AUA Office of Education

Serenity Pharmaceuticals

Investment Interest


Michael Abern, MD – Chair, Content Review Work Group

Nothing to Disclose


Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Learners: The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Evidence Based Content: It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

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  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices: The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


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Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Non-Physician Participation
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