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Main difference between Modifier 58, 78 and 79

Main difference between Modifier 58, 78 and 79
Reporting procedures and services performed in the outpatient setting may create a challenge for coders when a return to the operating room for a related or unrelated procedure or service becomes necessary. There are different modifiers used for outpatient setting like 59, 76, 77, 58, 78, 79 etc....
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Get more FREE CEUs for AAPC and AHIMA

Get more FREE CEUs for AAPC and AHIMA
Yes, I am again going to share a website where you can easily get CEUs for AAPC and AHIMA. We have seen previously how we can get free CEUs by just attending webinars. Today also we are going to explore one more website where we can get more...
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How to Calculate RVUs (Relative Value Units)?

How to Calculate RVUs (Relative Value Units)?
What is RVUs and wRVUs? RVU stands for Relative value unit. It is a cost or value assigned for each CPT and HCPCS code by CMS (Centre for Medicare and Medicaid) for providing a service. It has majorly three components, physician work, physician expenses and malpractice overhead. The...
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Common Doubts about Q6 Modifier You Should Clarify

Common Doubts about Q6 Modifier You Should Clarify
Basics about Q6 modifier Locum physicians are the Credential Medicare substitute physician who is also called as locum tenens. These physicians are independent contractor. The physician takes care of regular physician services in their absence. These physicians are paid a fixed price by the regular physician for taking...
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Superb tips for Coding Modifier 57

Superb tips for Coding Modifier 57
Definition of Modifier 57 There are certain modifiers which should be used only with E&M CPT codes, for example 24, 25 and 27. Even Modifier 57 should be used along with E&M codes (99201-99499).  But, modifier 57 is not just limited to E&M codes, this modifier can also...
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Coding rules for Modifier 32 and 33

Coding rules for Modifier 32 and 33
There are modifiers in medical coding which are used very rarely. Modifier 32 and 33 are some of these modifiers which are used only when there is a clear documentation for coding these modifiers. We have already discussed about modifier 22, 23, 24 and 25 previously. Also, you...
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Coding Rules for Modifier 22, 23, 24 and 25

Coding Rules for Modifier 22, 23, 24 and 25
Modifiers play a very important role in procedure coding. As a medical coder, I have always struggled a lot in using modifiers. Even when I was preparing for my CPC exam, I was not much confident with the use of modifiers. But, after years of experience in medical...
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Secret Tips for using Modifier 76

Secret Tips for using Modifier 76
Basics about 76 modifier As per my knowledge and experience, Modifiers play a very important role in Medical coding. Modifiers are very used when there is a modification in the procedure performed. Modifiers are very important for Clearing CPC certification exam as well. There will at least one...
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Become Expert in Using Modifier 25 & 27

Become Expert in Using Modifier 25 & 27
Basics about modifier -27 and 25 Many times, we get multiple visit cases of same day for same patient in Emergency Department. In such scenarios, we have to use modifiers to avoid them as duplicate claims. I have already posted previously how and which modifiers are used in...
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Killer tips for ICD 10 code for GERD

Killer tips for ICD 10 code for GERD
Basics of ICD 10 code for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease, which happens when a muscle at the end of the esophagus does not close. It occurs when the stomach content flows back into the food pipe(esophagus). This reverse flow causes reflux, that...
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