Modifiers are an integral part of CPT® coding and many times the description of the services provided cannot be completed without the use of modifiers. The use of modifiers are not only important to ensure that the provider's services are properly reimbursed but it also effects compliant coding of services provided. Thus, it is important for the physician, the coder and the biller to understand how to use and document for modifiers to maintain the coding and billing compliance and ensure rightful reimbursement for physician's practice.
Register with this 75-minute audio conference where our expert speaker Laureen Jandroep, OTR, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-EMS will explain the difference between E&M only, global and bundling related modifiers and how they affect coding and payment. Also, learn to address what must be documented to support each modifier as appropriate, and how the global period is effected by the use of modifier.
You will be provided with a two sided reference chart on modifiers and examples will be given on how to use each modifier, giving the difference when there seems to be blurring lines and the resultant confusion.
You’ll walk away with a good understanding of :
Who should attend? Physicians, Office Managers/administrators, billers, coders, billing Managers/Supervisors
- Elin Baklid-Kunz
Laureen Jandroep, OTR, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-EMS, has been in the health care field since 1986 as Occupational Therapist, then therapy practice owner for 10 years, followed by owning a medical billing and coding school called the CRN Institute. Currently she works full time for CodeRyte Inc. as a coding analyst and on the side teaches review classes for those preparing to become certified coders.