MARBLEHEAD, MA USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- SEPTEMBER 27, 2006: Along with modifier -59, modifier -25 is the most commonly used and most troublesome modifier. It represents a separate, distinct evaluation and management (E/M) service, and allows hospitals, physicians, and others to report an E/M code along with a procedure code. Appending modifier -25 to the E/M code pays the hospital and/or physician for both.
The problem lies with identifying when and under what circumstances you can report both an E/M code and a procedure code. The Office of Inspector General identified modifier -25 as often billed in error, and made it an audit target.
Join HCPro October 2 for Modifier -25: When, Why, and How to Use it in OPPS Hospitals, a 90-minute live audioconference. Our speakers will examine specific instances of appropriate and inappropriate uses of this modifier across multiple settings in the hospital, from the ED to radiology to wound care clinics and more. Our speakers will help you understand how and when to use modifier -25 appropriately so you stay in compliance and get the revenue your facility deserves. Take a look at the agenda:
- Purpose of modifier -25 and official guidelines
- Emergency room case studies with modifier -25
- Hospital outpatient/clinic case studies with modifier -25
- Compliance guidelines for modifier -25
A live question and answer session follows the presentation.
Please note: Participation in the call is just $239 per site and allows access to ONE phone line for an unlimited number of people to listen. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. Live orders are assessed a $5 processing fee. Tape, CD, and combo orders are charged $18 for shipping and handling.
To register for this audioconference, click below:
or call 877-437-4276 and mention Source Code EZ50358A.