2022 Understanding Modifiers

Optum360 | 2022 | Nichole VanHorn; Leanne Patterson

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Item #: MDFR22
ISBN: 9781622547838
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Understanding Modifiers uses actual medical records to outline, in detail, how to document services and apply the correct modifiers. This book was developed as an educational tool for physicians and their staff, as well as billers and coders of hospital outpatient services and ASC services.
  • Optum360 Edge Educational format. Easy-to-use format for every experience level, and for use in the classroom or on the job.
  • Optum360 Edge Internet resources. Supplies all of the up-to-date links a coder needs to find accurate modifier information online.
  • Optum360 EdgeDecision tree flow charts. Coders learn how to choose the correct modifier when more than one could apply.
  • Real-life clinical examples. Reduce claim denials by learning from correctly used modifiers and completed CMS-1500 forms.
  • Includes all AMA CPT® and HCPCS Level II modifier updates.
  • Includes 2022 changes to modifiers and their guidelines.

CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

Nichole VanHorn, CPC, CCS-P

Ms. VanHorn has more than 20 years of experience in the health care profession. Her areas of expertise include CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding in multiple specialties, auditing, and education. Most recently she served as Clinical Auditor for a multi-specialty group. Ms. VanHorn was responsible for the oversight of the physician coding and education section of the Corporate Compliance Program. She has been an active member of her local American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) chapter for several years and has also served as an officer.

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

Leanne Patterson, CPC

Ms. Patterson has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare profession. She has an extensive background in professional component coding, with expertise in E/M coding and auditing, and HIPAA compliance. Her experience includes general surgery coding, serving as Director of Compliance, conducting chart-to-claim audits, and physician education. She has been responsible for coding and denial management in large multi-specialty physician practices, and most recently has been part of a team developing content for educational products related to ICD-10-CM. Ms. Patterson is credentialed by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).