Health Information Management

Reduce coding and billing errors by knowing who appends modifiers, always reviewing documentation

Briefings on APCs, June 1, 2010

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Coders aren’t the only ones who apply modifiers to the medical record. In some facilities, an RN on the floor might do it; at other programs, modifiers are hard-coded in the chargemaster system. All this makes it difficult to ensure the appropriateness of appended modifiers.

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