May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...
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Apr 25th, 2012
By Nancy Clark, CPC, CPC-I Even though it seems at times that claims processing is as easy as “pushing a button”, many claims are denied. How do you resubmit your claims with the best chance of success? Carefully examine the denied claim for potential errors. Verify there are no mistakes in the original submission. You ...
Apr 14th, 2009
In light of the Ingenix Usual and Customary Database debacle, legislators are considering whether increased federal oversight of insurers is needed. The House voted 422-3 on March 31 to approve a bill (HR 1253) that would require insurers to provide potential customers with a written explanation of treatment limits and list conditions that are not ...