ASC Modifiers: A Can't-Miss Review

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Joanne Schade-Boyce, RDH, MS, CPC, ACS, PCS
Conference Date
Thu, May 08, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Avoid common ASC modifier mistakes that can cost you big-time.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) use only a few select modifiers, but physicians use many more modifiers that you can't put on ASC reportable claims. And all too often the physician records coder is also in charge of ASC records, which opens the door for both compliance risks and a loss of justified revenue.

Make sure you know the special rules for ASC modifiers during this important 1-hour teleconference with expert speaker Joanne Schade-Boyce, RDH, MS, CPC, ACS, PCS. She'll give you a better understanding of common modifiers that ASCs use and how to properly apply them for compliance and reimbursement. BONUS: You'll also walk away with various decision trees to help guide you through the maze of modifiers.

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

  • Is modifier 59 a friend or a foe? See why it's high on the OIG hit list -- and how to avoid common errors.
  • No more confusion over modifiers 52 vs. 53 and 73 vs. 74. Plus, remember these steps when submitting claims to Medicare.
  • What to do when you must choose between modifier 50 and LT/RT.
  • Changes to modifier-exempt CPT codes: A laundry list of codes are now subject to multiple procedure fee reductions.
  • HCPCS level II modifiers: Find out when to use E1-E4, plus the F and T series.
  • Documentation elements you must have to support discontinued service modifiers ... and the V-codes that'll help you out.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? Physician office personnel, ASC office personnel, physicians, coders, billers, office managers, and compliance officers.

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

Joanne Schade-Boyce - Ambulatory Surgery Coding Expert

Joanne Schade-Boyce RDH, MS, CPC, ACS, PCS, Vice-President, Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Division, FairCode Associates, LLC, has vast experience as a Clinician, Educator, Insurance Director, Business Administrator, Lecturer, and Consultant. Ms. Schade-Boyce has over 30 years of experience in healthcare administration with a Master of Science, its focus on Risk Management, from Old Dominion University.

Ms. Schade-Boyce has been a lead instructor of educational courses for over 25...   More Info
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