How to Mitigate Modifier Mishaps

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Doris Branker, CPC, CPC-I CEMC, CIRCC
Conference Date
Tue, Mar 31, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Master complicated modifiers and boost your reimbursements with these tips and tricks.

Ensure your practice is securing all the reimbursement it is entitled to by attending this 1-hour information packed session on modifiers.

Coding expert Doris Branker, CPC, will help you uncover the secrets to mastering modifiers and avoid inviting the OIG to your door. She will show you how to avoid the most common modifier mistakes while getting the reimbursement you are entitled to while staying compliant

Topics covered:

  • The key to appending modifier 25 lies in its definition -- we'll make sure you understand this important piece of the modifier puzzle.
  • Think modifier 59 is your key to bypassing edits? That assumption could spell trouble – we’ll tell you why.
  • Modifiers dos and don'ts to keep you audit-free. Correct use of -24, -25, -52, -59, and others.
  • The OIG is looking at your use of -24, are you?
  • Reporting bilateral procedures. We’re not in the land of “just 50” anymore.
  • Reporting physician extender services: E/M and others (Modifiers 80 and AS face-off)
  • Modifier 22 for increased procedural services: Proven ways to get paid for your extra work – including common examples from real operative reports.
  • Modifier 52 or unlisted procedure? You don’t get to be the judge on this one.
  • Most common modifier mistakes -- and how to avoid them.

Who should attend? Coding and billing professionals in any setting that bills uses modifiers.

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About Our Speaker

Doris Branker - Medical Reimbursement Coding Expert

Doris Branker, CPC, CPC-I CEMC, CIRCC, is an independent practice management consultant. As a former medical coding and reimbursement instructor, Branker has trained dozens of certified professional coders. She specializes in physician education, compliance and practice management and reimbursement strategies. She holds a Degree in Healthcare Administration and has more than 10 years of experience in the reimbursement arena.

In addition to consulting, Branker currently works for a...   More Info
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