Misused Modifiers: Modifiers Help Tell the Story of What Happened During a Patient Encounter
They also indicate to a payor that something that may not normally be paid for, meets an exception for payment. If used correctly, modifiers allow a practice to get paid properly; if not used correctly, modifiers may get a practice audited. In this presentation, some of the most misused modifiers will be discussed, including modifiers 24 and 25 (and when they should be reported together), modifier 59, modifier 76, modifier 22, and modifiers 50 and 51. Multiple examples will be used to ensure comprehension.
- After this presentation, attendees will be able to demonstrate understanding of the difference between modifiers.
- After this presentation, attendees will be able to better support appeals on modifier issues.
- After this presentation, attendees will be able to append the proper modifiers in the proper scenarios.