Modifiers play a crucial role in providing additional information to payers regarding the services rendered. However, selecting the wrong modifier or sequencing them incorrectly can lead to claim denials and potential compliance issues. Join Becky Jacobsen, BSN, CCS-P, CPC, CBCS, MBS, CEMC, CPEDC as she provides you with valuable insights on how to utilize modifiers appropriately and stay compliant with regulatory guidelines.
Why This is Relevant:
The use of modifiers can be challenging. Modifiers are used to change the meaning of CPT codes and could alter the reimbursement for services rendered. Ensure you obtain proper reimbursement and prevent claims denials by appending modifiers appropriately.
- You will learn the difference between payment and informational modifiers and how they affect reimbursement rates.
- You will gain a better understanding of the most commonly utilized modifiers, including Medicare-specific modifiers and global surgical packages.
- Learn to ensure that your documentation supports the use of a modifier to bypass NCCI edits.
- You will also learn how to utilize software appropriately to ensure compliant coding and billing.
- Practical scenarios will be provided to help you identify the appropriate modifier to use
- You will walk away from this webcast able to prevent claims denials, ensure appropriate reimbursement, and validate the documentation that supports the use of a modifier.
Who Should Attend:
Coders, auditors, Denial Specialist, Compliance, Providers, Consultants.
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Becky Rodrian-Jacobsen offers more than 20 years of experience in coding, billing, auditing, reimbursement, and collections. She has a diverse background, including working in medical offices providing patient care, coding, billing and collections. Becky strives to educate healthcare personnel with proper interpretation of regulatory guidelines. Becky offers experience in auditing and educating physicians, physician extenders and mid-level providers in multi-specialty clinics with emphasis on surgical coding and anesthesia.
Becky is a Certified Coding Specialist-Professional through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Pediatric Coder (CPEDC) and Certified Evaluation and Management Coder (CEMC) credentialed through the American Academy of Professional Coders. In addition to her coding certifications, Becky earned a Registered Nursing Bachelor of Arts degree from the Bellin College of Nursing.