Surgical Modifiers: Uncover Hidden Payment Strategies

Product Id : HE17
Instructor : Jan Rasmussen
Jul 29, 2021 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Surgical modifiers have been in existence for many years but continue to be somewhat confusing.  Attend this informative webinar to identify specific surgical documentation that will help support use of modifiers.  Get useful tips for payment of modifier -22, modifier -59, modifiers 78, 58 and 79 to ensure maximum reimbursement with handy quick reference grid.  

Knowing when – and when not – to use these complex surgical modifiers will save you denial headaches and thousands in lost reimbursement. This program will provide you with real-world coding examples and help you thoroughly understand when and how to apply use these important modifiers. It will help you stop surgical modifiers from causing reductions in your revenue, or from landing you in legal hot water.

Session Highlights:

  • Identify surgical services that may require a modifier. 
  • Know which modifiers will increase or decrease reimbursement
  • Understand documentation to help support use of a specific modifier
  • Improve Understanding of Unbundling Issues and the use of modifier -59 versus modifier -51
  • Reduce Risk Associated with Improper Use of Modifiers

Who Should Attend?

  • All practices and specialties that perform surgery
  • Practice managers
  • Office managers
  • NPPs
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Billers
  • Coders

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • PowerPoint presentation for download
Speaker Profile:

Jan Rasmussen - PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB is a healthcare consultant with more than 30 years of experience in physician billing, reimbursement and compliance. She is a former board member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). As a member of the AAPC, Rasmussen previously served on the AAPC Advisory Board as the liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA).

Jan was a board member and Regional Governor for ACMCS. She has been a guest speaker for the AAPC annual conference and previously contributed to the development of AAPC's independent study and university education programs.

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