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Master HCPCS level II and anatomical modifiers

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 8, 2010

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Certain modifiers are well-known as being difficult for coders. (Modifier -59, anyone?) Others, particularly HCPCS level II modifiers, may be a challenge because they are new, more complex, or simply used infrequently on your hospital’s claims.

Sheryl Spohn, RHIA, CHC, executive director of coding assurance at WellStar Health System in Atlanta, and Sarah L. Goodman, MBA, CPC-H, CCP, FCS, president, CEO, and principal consultant at SLG, Inc., in Raleigh, NC, spoke about some of these more troublesome modifiers during the February 23 HCPro, Inc., audio conference “Advanced Hospital-Based Modifier Clinic: Identify Risks and Ensure Accurate Reimbursement.”
 
Note: To read more, visit the HCPro website. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing have access to this article in the June issue of their newsletters.



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