SurgiStrategies:Surgical Modifier: Reducing Misuse and Claim Denial
Surgical modifiers was the topic in a recent Surgi Strategies article authored by AAPC member Alice Marie Reybitz, RN, BA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CHI. “We send staff to seminars and conferences to stay on top of the latest and greatest procedures, the codes that go with them, and the computer software to assure that we are doing it all correctly. We do not, however, spend enough time in the education of the primary surgical modifiers.”
Reybitz discusses modifiers 54, 55, 56 and 57 specifically as the often overlooked modifiers.
Read the full article here.