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Pain Management Modifier: Inappropriate Use of Modifiers Can Put You at Risk for Potential Fines
Date:10/28/2013

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pain management coders often grapple about how to accurately report pain management procedures. Following the implementation of Physician Payment Reform in 1992, modifiers have played a crucial role in Medicare billing process. If you're coding for pain management procedures for providers, chances are you report cases like facet, paravertebral facet, epidural, and nerve injections quite often. You can unlock the secrets of commonly used modifiers in your pain management practice with expert Marvel Hammer in this informative audio conference, where she will shed light on the correct usage of modifier to reduce audit risk and improve reimbursement in pain management procedures.

Using Modifiers: Unlock the Secrets to Pain Management Procedure Billing

Choosing the correct modifier in pain management practice is very tricky. With decreased reimbursement and increasing compliance scrutiny, it's important to make use of every available tool to capture revenue and avoid inaccurate-or even fraudulent—pain management procedure billing.

In this session, expert speaker Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, will uncover the secrets over whether to append a modifier and if so, which one. She will also talk about the "Red Flag" modifiers and when is it appropriate to use them.

Areas covered in the session:

  • Identify "Red flag" modifiers - which modifiers are they and when is it appropriate to use them?
  • Know the Modifier order - what sequence should you use on the claim? It matters …
  • Confusing modifiers demystified: The distinction between modifiers 5
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