Feb 21st, 2018
Sometimes coders are confused when they should apply modifier 58 Staged or Related Procedure or Service by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional During the Postoperative Period and modifier 78 Unplanned Return to the Operating/Procedure Room by the Same Physician or Other Qualified Health Care Professional Following Initial Procedure for a Related Procedure ...
In CMS
Sep 1st, 2012
The modifier is critical to telling the story of your medical coding claim. Just as words with similar definitions convey distinct meanings (“plan” versus “scheme,” for instance), so do modifiers with similar descriptors. We’ll discuss three that require precise application: modifiers 58, 78, and 79. Modifier 58 Modifier 58 Staged or related procedure or service by ...
In CMS
Oct 19th, 2009
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)  provides advice to avoid filing duplicate claims, which it says occurs in 6 percent of Medicare claim reporting. The common sense document includes the following tips, which help save Medicare and your practice money. AAD: Avoid Duplicate Claim Submissions was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...