Dec 1st, 2011
Whether it’s new modifiers, E/M, radiology, or Category II codes, we have the outlook for what’s on the horizon. By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC CPT® 2012 arrives with over 500 code changes, plus minor additions to the Evaluation and Management Services Guidelines. The revised evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines clarify the “three-year ...
May 1st, 2010
By Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CCS-P, CEMC CPT® modifiers 90, 91, 92, and 99 often are overlooked by providers and coders. Whether coding lab procedures or procedures requiring multiple modifiers, it’s important to understand the correct usage and guidelines for reporting these modifiers. Modifier 90 The CPT® 2010 states to use modifier 90 Reference (outside) ...
Mar 1st, 2008
By Barbara Cobuzzi, CPC-OTO, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC and Michelle Dick, Senior Editor Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday you were trying to memorize what circumstances constitute the use of certain modifiers? Unfortunately, 2008 means more memorizing with its modifier changes and the addition of the new modifier 92. The good news is we’ll help ...