Jul 1st, 2011
By Linda R. Farrington, CPC, CPC-I A thorough understanding of modifiers is essential to accurate coding and reimbursement. To illustrate this, let’s look at a few examples of how common surgical modifiers are used. Example 1: A patient is admitted to the hospital on Monday and undergoes right carotid endarterectomy. A left endarterectomy is planned ...