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Pay-Per-View: Reduce coding and billing errors by knowing who appends modifiers, always reviewing documentation

APCs Insider, June 11, 2010

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The sheer number of modifiers can cause plenty of confusion for HIM staff. The rules about which modifier to use are not always straightforward, adding to the confusion.

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.

Continue reading “Reduce coding and billing errors by knowing who appends modifiers, always reviewing documentation” on the HCPro website. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the June issue.



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