Ray Painter, MD
Urologist Ray Painter, MD, is president of Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc., in Denver, and is also publisher of Urology Coding and Reimbursement Sourcebook.
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Is modifier –22 an option for multiple stones?
In this latest installment of "Coding Q&A," Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also discuss compensation plans and answer a question regarding CPT 76942 and 50200.
Four decades of billing, collections: How times have changed
When Dr. Painter started practice during the early 1970s in a small town in western Colorado, the entire billing and collections process was much simpler.
Today’s billing process: Follow these 11 steps
Today’s billing process: Follow these 11 steps
There are several very detailed steps that we will combine into 11 separate functions that have to be performed in a prompt and accurate fashion in order to submit a clean claim and be paid in a timely fashion.
What to include in list of holmium laser codes
In this "Coding Q&A" column, the Painters also the explain difference between CPT codes 74420 and 74450.
An SGR-free final rule: What you need to know
An SGR-free final rule: What you need to know
Here are the highlights of the final rule for Medicare Part B payment for calendar year 2016 of greatest interest to urologists.
How ICD-10 is changing how you do Dx coding
The implementation of ICD-10 has all of us reevaluating diagnosis coding.
Watch out for these 7 common EHR mistakes
Watch out for these 7 common EHR mistakes
In our review of hundreds of charts from multiple EHR systems, several frequently made errors emerged, and for this article, we will discuss seven common mistakes end how to avoid them.
How to code for lap surgery with ileal conduit
In this "Coding Q&A" column, the Painters also offer suggestions on billing of 52265 (or 52260) when rescue treatment is instilled at the end of the procedure.
MACRA’s impact will be felt beyond repealing SGR
For the practicing physician, MACRA introduces a new fork in the road and a freeway to the future.
BPH counseling: Can you charge a level III visit?
In this column, Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also answer questions about coding for bladder hydrodistention under moderate sedation and re-positioning of a ureteral stent by a radiologist.

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