Applying Commonly Used Modifiers

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19E0565

  • Evaluation and Management(E/M) Modifiers
  • Laterality Modifiers- Are they required
  • Required Medicare Modifiers 
  • Modifier 22- Does it really get paid
  • Modifier 52- Should it really be used
  • The differences between modifiers 58 and 78
  • Reductions in reimbursement due to modifiers
  • How post-operative periods are affected by modifiers

Overview of the webinar

Modifiers are used to share additional information with insurance carriers on a claim by claim basis. Not assigning a modifier, or using the wrong modifier can result in incorrect or no reimbursement. It is a critical part of billing and coding for professional services that the appropriate modifiers are assigned when applicable. Anyone that attends this session wants to learn the ins and outs of modifiers related to Evaluation and Management Services (E/M), as well as other procedures and services performed by providers. Those that want to understand the individual impact of modifiers on reimbursement should attend also so that there are no payment surprises upon adjudication of claims by the insurance companies.

Who should attend?

  • Biller
  • Coder
  • Physician
  • Auditor
  • Compliance Officer
  • Payment Posters
  • Administrator
  • A/R Management

Why should you attend?

  • To know what a modifier means
  • Apply the correct modifier in certain situations
  • Look at circumstances when a modifier is required
  • How do modifiers change reimbursement
  • When is the use of a modifier inappropriate
  • The abuse of modifiers and the possible consequences

Faculty - Ms. Lynn Anderanin

Senior Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served on several other boards for the AAPC. She is also the founder of her local chapter of the AAPC. Her experience is primarily in the specialties of Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Hematology/Oncology. She has been a speaker for many conferences, including the AAPC National Conferences and Workshops, Community Colleges, audio conferences, and Local Chapters. Lynn became a CPC in 1993, and a Certified Instructor in 2002, and a Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder in 2009.

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