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How To Use Modifier 91

As discussed in previous articles, there are several modifiers that routinely give trouble to even experienced coders. Chief among these are modifier 59 and modifier 25, but these two are only the beginning. Next in line is modifier 91, used to report “repeat...

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Defray Ransomware Spreads

Just a little over three months ago, the WannaCry ransomware attacked healthcare systems around the world. In June, the Petya virus spread throughout Europe and into North America, accessing countless classified records. Now, a new virus has entered the scene and...

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Submit Your Own ICD-10 Revision

It’s a problem that pops up far more often than anyone would expect: you’re attempting to code a new set of documentation when you discover that the patient’s incredibly specific issue is not covered by a current ICD-10 code. Though it may be hard to fathom given that...

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How To Use Modifier 25

While a previous article discussed how to use modifier 59, the most commonly misused of all CPT modifiers, there are plenty more tricky culprits that can trip up unwary coders. Another one that is frequently misunderstood is modifier 25, defined as a “significant,...

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