The Complete Guide to Urodynamics Testing

Posted by Clark Love on Apr 22, 2021 5:30:30 PM

When it comes to diagnosing patients right the first time, urologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and healthcare professionals who want to improve the services they offer to patients all need to have access to the right testing options for diagnosing specific issues. The same is true when it comes to monitoring the health of the lower urinary system, with urodynamics being the only testing option specifically designed to monitor patient urinary health.

 

What Is Urodynamics?

Urodynamics refers specifically to the study of how the bladder, urethra, and associated sphincters in the body do their job of storing and releasing urine. Urodynamic testing therefore refers to the set of tests that provide healthcare professionals with valuable information on the health and function of a patient’s urinary system.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, Reimbursement, outsourcing diagnostics, urodynamics, urodynamics equipment, urodynamics staffing, clinical operations, video urodynamics, urodynamics interpretation, urodynamics service provider, post-void residual, male urodynamics, Pediatric Urodynamics, Uroflowmetry, urodynamics catheters, UroGynecology

Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) Leveraging Urodynamics

Posted by Clark Love on Apr 12, 2021 6:47:28 PM

Urodynamic testing has the potential to provide health care professionals with much more detailed information on the health of their patient’s bladders, urethras, and their body’s ability to store and flush urine. Urodynamics, especially when used in rural health clinics, allows health care professionals to more accurately diagnose causes of urinary incontinence and other issues relating to the bladder and lower urinary system, making it a key service that needs to be integrated into RHC practices.

 

What Is Urodynamics?

Urodynamics along with urodynamic testing, in its simplest form, is the assessment of how the bladder, urethra, and associated sphincters do their job for storing and releasing urine from the body.

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Topics: Urodynamics Testing, BHN, Reimbursement, outsourcing diagnostics, urodynamics, urodynamics equipment, urodynamics training, Reimbursment Trends, urodynamics staffing, clinical operations, urodynamics service provider, urodynamics billing, Medical Practice Operations, Uroflowmetry

Urodynamic Procedure Reimbursements 2016-2018

Posted by Clark Love on May 29, 2018 7:29:29 PM

Urodynamic procedures can be scheduled for reimbursements through Medicare and other insurance companies. You will need to know the exact codes listed below in the article to help build a proper case for calculating how much you can be reimbursed for. The following information is a guide to help you estimate your reimbursement. However, not all reimbursements will be accepted. Contact your insurers for an assessment to check if you qualify for urodynamic procedure reimbursements. Each insurance office has strict policies and guidelines on whether you will get accepted or denied your reimbursement.

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Topics: Reimbursement, Reimbursments, urodynamics billing

Anorectal Manometry and Colonoscopy Reimbursement Trends 2006-2016

Posted by Clark Love on Feb 9, 2016 10:49:26 AM
 

I recently attended a statewide gastroenterology conference in Mississippi. I got to meet all types of interesting people, including accomplished doctors and their staffs. For this conference I compiled some data on anorectal manometry (ARM) reimbursement rates.  Given gastroenterologist use of colonoscopies, I thought it would be useful to compare ARM reimbursements (CPT Codes 91120, 91122, and 51784) to screening colonoscopy reimbursements (CPT Code 45378).   I was aware that ARM reimbursed at a better rate, but I was not aware it was substantially better.  When looking only at National Medicare reimbursements, anorectal manometry reimburses at a 93% higher rate than a screening colonoscopy.  In the chart below you'll see the trend of reimbursements rates both nationally and within the state of Mississippi over the last decade. As you can see, and as every gastroenterologist knows, colonoscopy reimbursement rates have fallen quite significantly and are expected to fall more in coming years. However, ARM shows a more stable reimbursement rate, especially in recent years.

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Topics: Reimbursement, Anorectal Manometry, Colonoscopy, colonoscopies, Reimbursement Trends

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