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 ...
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, 2011
Use this new CPT® modifier to help payers identify preventive services. Modifier 33, effective since Jan. 1, 2011, slipped through the door quietly and unnoticed, like a neighbor’s cat. The new modifier is not in the CPT® 2011 Professional Edition book, but was announced at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT® Symposium last November, after ...