Ray Painter

Telemedicine: Reimbursement in fee-for-service, quality modelsThe provision of health care via technology and without direct eye-to-eye and skin-to-skin contact is an area of growing interest in the U.S. It is also an area of great concern. One of the key conundrums surrounding telemedicine is the when, how, and what to pay for the service.
Established patient return visits: How to avoid a denial
‘I can’t keep up’: Pay cuts, prior authorization take their toll
‘I can’t keep up’: Pay cuts, prior authorization take their toll
BCG instillation: Why you can’t get reimbursed for catheters
CMS releases pay, Quality Payment Program rules
QRUR: What is it, and why should you care?"We strongly recommend that you obtain your practice QRUR regardless of your practice size and learn more about the report," write Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter.
Medicare Part B drug billing revisited
Medicare Part B drug billing revisitedIt’s time to revisit billing for Medicare Part B drugs. A proposed demonstration project that every urologist should be aware of, a change in the “brown bag” rules since our last publication, and a continued loss of income by many offices are making the purchase and delivery of drugs less palatable for urology offices.
How to code for pelvic lymphadenectomy
How to code for pelvic lymphadenectomyThe Painters also answer a question about billing for home health orders during the global period in this "Coding Q&A" column.
ICD-10 ‘grace period’ ending soon, but don’t panicBy now, most of you are relatively fluent in the urology diagnosis codes that affect payment for the services provided in the urology office. Of course, we are now facing the end of the ICD-10 “grace period,” and fears of denials for bad diagnosis codes are once again starting to circulate. This begs the question, what should you do now?
T pellets: What are you allowed to charge?In this "Coding Q&A" column, Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also answer a question about how to code for cystoscopy with stent removal through the stoma in a patient with an ileal loop.