A Surefire Coding Guide to Modifiers 25 and 59

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Steve Verno, CMBSI, CEMCS, CMSCS, CPM-MCS
Conference Date
Tue, Aug 26, 2008
Length
90 Minutes
Product Description

Stay one step ahead of the OIG when it comes to these misused modifiers.

If you're worried that appending modifiers 25 and 59 to your claims might spark a federal audit, you're absolutely correct. At the end of 2005, the HHS OIG warned CMS that physician practices are misusing 25 and 59, and the federal watchdog agency is still on the lookout for providers that run afoul of modifier rules. However, if you're so worried about a federal audit that you neglect to use modifiers when they're appropriate, your practice will lose big on the reimbursement. Don't be afraid of 25 and 59. Instead, learn the rules so you can append with confidence.

Find what the OIG has been flagging, and make sure your practice is following proper modifier guidelines by joining nationally-known coding and billing expert Steven M. Verno, CMMC, CMMB, NREMTP. In this critical audioconference you’ll learn what not to do with modifiers 25 and 59 AND you’ll walk away with the confidence of when you can use them for better reimbursement.

Here's a sampling of what you'll learn:

  • Good, bad and ugly: the OIG's findings on modifier 25 and 59 use.
  • The most common ways practices are misusing 25 and 59 -- is your practice guilty?
  • 3 expert documentation pointers to ensure proper modifier 25 application.
  • Crucial information from the NCCI manual coders miss when they only concentrate on edits.
  • Do NOT use modifier 59 in these instances -- the more appropriate modifier may surprise you!
  • Can I use modifier 25 when a patient has been scheduled for a procedure? Find out here!
  • Recommendations for 25 and 59 modifier use straight from the horse's mouth (OIG)
  • Step-by-step instructions to ensure modifier use and reporting compliance.
  • BONUS: Receive a modifier 59 decision tree and a modifier 25 quick reference sheet.

Have modifier 25 and 59 questions? Get the answers you need in our interactive Q&A session. 

Who should attend? Coders, billers, auditors, compliance officers, and anyone in practice or facility settings who deal with CPT codes on claims.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Steve Verno - Medical Billing & Coding Expert

Steve Verno is a Certified Medical Billing Specialist Instructor, a certified multispecialty coding specialist, a certified emergency medicine coding specialist, and a certified practice manager-medical coding specialist.  His specialties include emergency medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, family practice, ERISA, ICD-10-CM, appeals, AR recovery, and training.  Steve is a retired American Red Cross Health and Safety Instructor Trainer, a retired American Red Cross Disaster Aid Team Captain, a retired Train...   More Info
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