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Master modifiers to ensure accurate reimbursement

APCs Insider, November 20, 2009

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Proper modifier use is a critical part of coding, billing, and reimbursement. Currently, coders may choose among 13 CPT modifiers and 39 HCPCS Level II modifiers. With so many choices, even seasoned coders can experience problems when assigning modifiers.
 
Modifiers allow facilities to indicate that a specific circumstance altered a performed service or procedure without changing the procedure’s definition or code, says Kim LeBlanc, MS, RHIA, CPC, coding manager at Lafayette Health Ventures,Inc., in Lafayette, LA.
 
Continue reading “Master modifiers to ensure accurate reimbursement” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the December issue.



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