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 Coding
May 27th, 2010
“The use of peripheral nerve blocks before, during or after orthopedic procedures can save minutes in the OR, reduce the need for post-op opioids and speed patient recoveries. But reimbursement for these time- and cost-effective injections depends on properly administering, documenting and billing them,” Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC, writes for Outpatient Surgery Magazine. Join Stephanie ...