Modifiers Explained 2018

Modifiers Explained
ISBN: 978-1-63527-394-6
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Master Accurate Modifier Assignments in 2018 with Simple Steps, Examples, and Exercises

Are you grappling with which modifier to select and when? Do you need help interpreting modifier assignments?

Designed for beginning coders, coding instructors, and as a refresher for experienced coders, Modifiers Explained 2018 jumpstarts learning with an in-depth and easy-to-follow primer on modifiers, including how and when to use them.

This training book is brimming with real-world examples, advice, and practice exercises—with an answer key in the back of the book. Practice managers will find the exercises ideal for boosting their staff’s modifier knowledge, as well as testing candidates’ skills before hiring new coders.

Updated for 2018, our veteran coding educators dissect confusing modifiers and simplify complicated CMS modifier regulations—including nuances of the global surgical package—into concepts that are easy to understand and apply. You’ll conquer the most challenging modifiers with actual coding scenarios—including whether to use modifier 96 or modifier 97, both new in 2018, for your habilitative and rehabilitative services.

Master lists of 2018 CPT® and HCPCS modifiers and their lay descriptions help you nail down the ins and outs of using each modifier, as well as the coding, billing, and reimbursement implications of each.

Walk-through each CPT® modifier, what it means, and how to use it:

  • Don’t Labor Over Modifier 22
  • Recognize When to Use Modifier 23
  • Justify the Need for Modifier 24
  • Separate Out When to Use Modifier 25
  • Discover When to Use Modifier 26
  • Rely on Payer Input for Modifier 32
  • Prevent Mistakes with Modifier 33
  • Correctly Administer Modifier 47
  • Understand Both Sides of Modifier 50
  • Expand Your Familiarity with Modifier 51
  • Concentrate Your Expertise on Modifier 52
  • End Confusion with Modifier 53
  • Share the Payment with Modifier 54
  • Identify Separate Payment with Modifier 55
  • Help Tell the Shared Story with Modifier 56
  • Decide When to Use Modifier 57
  • Untangle Second Procedures Using Modifier 58
  • Differentiate Modifier 59
  • Manage Multiple Provider Services with Modifier 62
  • Clear up the confusion between new modifiers 96 and 97
  • And so much more!

Append modifiers correctly every time—and say goodbye to denials and partial payments:

  • Clear explanations for each modifier with coding tips, including yearly modifier updates
  • Real-life coding scenarios to enhance your understanding and use
  • Exercises to reinforce what you've learned each step of the way
  • Terms and medical terms defined for you in the margins
  • Tips on assigning modifiers appear throughout the text
  • Comprehensive list of 2018 CPT® and 2018 HCPCS modifiers with lay descriptions
  • Glossary of common billing and coding terms
  • Index for quick reference
  • Dictionary-style headers and bleed tabs for easy navigation

Achieve coding success you can bank on with TCI’s Modifiers Explained 2018, your step-by-step guide to assigning 2018 CPT® and HCPCS modifiers.

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