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Instructional Course

057IC - 2018 Coding & Reimbursement Update

Sunday, May 20
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2008

This course will provide attendees with an update on coding and reimbursement issues for 2018. Patient compliance with treatment recommendations is optimized when the patient is confident that their insurance coverage is fully utilized to cover the costs of their health care. Accurate use of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT*) codes formulated by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the International Classification of Disease (ICD)codes are critical to filing accurate claims on behalf of the patient. Changes to the government-mandated claims filing requirements and Medicare reimbursement rates require urologists to understand and apply the most up-to-date rules in order to avoid penalties. This course will provide the latest information on accurate and ethical coding and will assist urologists in solving problems they encounter in this complex process. This course will offer interactive audience participation during the presentation to test their knowledge of current urology coding practices.

Learning Objectives:

Jonathan N. Rubenstein

Chesapeake Urology Associates

Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein is the Chair of the AUA's Coding and Reimbursement Committee, and both the Compliance Officer and Medical Director for Coding and Reimbursement at Chesapeake Urology Associates in Baltimore MD. He has been a faculty member of the Coding and Reimbursement Update for 7 years. He has been one of the AUA's representatives to the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Meetings, and also is part of the AUA's Telemedicine Workgroup, Regulatory Workgroup, LRNST Workgroup, and EHR Workgroup. He is the AUA's alternative representative to CPT.


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Stephanie N. Stinchcomb

Stephanie N. Stinchcomb has over twenty-five years’ experience in coding urologic procedures and services and is certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

As Director of Reimbursement and Regulation for the American Urological Association, she collaborates with the American Medical Association (AMA) in the creation of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) procedure/services codes and valuation of CPT codes through the AMA Relative-value Update Committee (RUC). She is liaison with Natioinal Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in the creation of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and managed the AUA Coding Hotline for over ten years. Her staff reviews regulations and reimbursement issues. She has been in the urology space for over 25 years.

She served as faculty on AUA’s coding seminars, AUA Annual Coding updates, AUA Advocacy Brief contributing writer on coding issues, a number of urologic symposiums, and the AAPC Annual Convention.


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