Modifiers and How to Use Them Correctly

Product Id : HE121
Instructor : Stephanie Thomas
Apr 22, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Correctly applying modifiers is easier said than done because they can be confusing. One of the reasons is that they change every year and it’s hard to keep up. Description of CPT® procedures are incomplete without modifiers. Not only do modifiers have an impact on payments, they are also important to ensure compliant coding of services.

Inappropriate using of modifiers by providers cost them millions every year due to claim denials. You need to stay on top of modifiers to avoid significant loss of revenue and time taken to follow-up, as well as government investigations.

It is crucial for physicians, coders and billers to have a strong understanding of how to use and document for modifiers to ensure coding and billing compliance.

In this webinar by expert speaker, Stephanie Thomas, CPC, CANPC, you will get practical and fresh insights on how to correctly use modifiers and prevent reduced payments and denials. You will learn about types of modifiers and when to use them appropriately. And also learn about global periods and when to append a modifier without bundling. Plus, you will learn about the various nuts and bolts of using modifiers to increase your knowledge and skills in using modifiers.

Session Highlights:

  • The top 25 modifiers and common mistakes made using them
  • Types of modifiers and when to use them appropriately
  • The 5 commonly misused modifiers
  • How to appropriately assign modifiers with specific scenarios
  • Global periods and their meaning
  • When it is appropriate to append a modifier without unbundling
  • PTP (procedure to procedure) pairs
  • NCCI (national correct coding initiative) edits and how to decipher them and use them to help get paid on valid code pairs
  • OIG work plan modifier review
  • Modifier 59 and its subsets

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • PPT presentation
  • Certificate of attendance

Who Will Benefit:

  • Multispecialty staff
  • Administrators
  • Managers
  • Billing managers
  • Billers and coders
  • Providers and mid-levels
Speaker Profile:

Stephanie Thomas is the Billing Director for CE Medical Group, a third party billing and consulting firm. Stephanie has been in the medical field for nearly 20 years. Her experience includes private practice administration, medical billing for several specialties, practice management consulting for numerous physicians and ASC’s across the nation.

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