Accurately Report In-Office Urine Drug Testing and Wave Goodbye to Claims Denials

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Conference Date
Tue, Jun 08, 2010
60 Minutes
Product Description

Accurately Report Urine Drug Testing Services and Boost Your Bottom-Line:

What is the correct code to report for point-of-care (POC) urine drug screen (UDS) testing?
Should it be a CPT code or one of the new HCPCS codes?
Should we append a modifier or not?
How many units of service should be billed?

In many cases chronic pain can only be controlled with opioid medication; an increasing number of physicians are using CLIA waived urine tests in the office to mitigate the risks associated with management of patients taking opioids.

Correctly reporting these services is a must. Join Marvel Hammer to learn about recent government regulations that require close monitoring and supervision, correct coding, and the risks and benefits of in office urine drug testing.

Here's just a sample of what you'll learn:

  • Common terms and abbreviations associated with urine drug screen testing
  • Clarification on compliantly coding UDS, including for Medicare
  • Additional information that is required to be reported with UDS testing by some payers
  • Review steps for CLIA waiver certification
  • Where to check to see if the UDS test kit is CLIA waived
  • Discover the "Best Practices" for UDS testing documentation
  • Review current payer coverage policies for UDS


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About Our Speaker

Marvel J. Hammer - Neurology Coding Expert

Marvel J Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO is an accomplished professional with considerable years of experience both in the business and medical fields. She is a coding, billing and compliance consultant and owner of MJH Consulting based in Denver, Colorado.

She provides medical coding and billing education, assistance with payer audits and performs compliance reviews for her clients. Marvel enjoys teaching providers and their...   More Info
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