Modifiers 25 and 59 Best Practices That Keep Your Claims in the Clear

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Vicky O'Neil, CPC, CCS-P
Conference Date
Mon, Apr 07, 2008
90 Minutes
Product Description

Tone down your audit risk for modifier misuse.

Your risk of an audit for modifier usage is now higher than ever. The OIG's consistent findings on the misuse of modifiers 25 and 59 have put the feds on constant alert. Don't make the common coding mistakes that bring auditors to your door!

Find out which red flags sound off auditors' alarms during this teleconference with expert speaker Vicky Varley O'Neil, CPC, CCS-P. You’ll learn how to navigate common coding pitfalls that are lurking within these modifiers' complicated guidelines. You’ll also feel more confident about when you can use these modifiers to bring your practice every penny it deserves.

In this jam-packed session you’ll learn:

  • The good, the bad and the ugly: The scary truth behind the OIG's findings on modifiers 25 and 59.
  • How practices are misusing modifiers 25 and 59: Are you guilty of these surprisingly common offenses?
  • Non-physician practitioners: New modifier descriptors work in your favor ... find out how!
  • 3 expert documentation pointers to ensure proper modifier 25 application.
  • Warning: DO NOT use modifier 59 in these instances. There's a more appropriate modifier that may surprise you!
  • How to insulate your practice by implementing the OIG's usage recommendations for modifiers 25 and 59.
  • Step-by-step instructions that will help you keep your modifier use in check and ensure your practice's reporting compliance.

Have lingering questions? You have the floor with Vicky during an interactive Q&A!

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

Vicky O'Neil - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

Vicky O’Neil, CPC, CCS-P, is the owner of The Hazlett Group, a practice management consulting firm based in Birmingham, AL. Well-recognized for her expertise and integrity in compliance and coding; she regularly lectures for physician groups and industry leaders across the country. She currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Coding Institute’s publication Pulmonology Coding Alert and has published articles in Medical Economics and the Journal of AHIMA.
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