Accurately Reporting Your In-office Drug Screen Testing

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Prerecorded Event
Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
90 Minutes
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Learn To Accurately Report Drug Screen Testing Services and Boost Your

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

In some patients, chronic pain can only be controlled with opioid medication; an increasing number of physicians are using drug screen testing in the office to mitigate the risks associated with management of patients taking these controlled substances. Some states are now enacting legislation that requires providers to periodically perform these tests. Correctly reporting these services is a must! 

Join this enlightening session presented by expert speaker Marvel J. Hammer, and learn about payer and government regulations that require close monitoring supervision, correct coding, and the risks/ benefits of in office drug screen testing. 

Take a look at what's covered:

  • Understanding the definition of common terms and abbreviations associated with drug screen testing.
  • Clarification on how to compliantly code for this diagnostic testing, including for Medicare:
      • What code should be reported?  Does it vary, depending upon the payer?
      • How to determine how many units of service should be billed?
      • Which modifier if any should be appended?
      • Other information that is required to be reported with drug screen testing by some payers.
  • Reviewing steps for CLIA lab certification.
  • Learning where to check to see if the drug screen test kit is CLIA waived.
  • Discovering the “Best Practices” for in-office drug screen testing documentation .
  • Reviewing current payer coverage policies for drug screen testing.

Who should attend? Coders, billers, both front & back office staff, office managers, and providers Most specialties, i.e. Pain management, Primary care, Family practice, Internal medicine, Neurology, Physiatry, Orthopedics, Spine surgery, potentially Neurosurgery and Adolescent medicine. 

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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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