Mastering Medical Coding Modifiers

Medical coding contains numerous working parts, and it’s important to understand all of them in order to code correctly and efficiently. One part of the industry that often gets overlooked is modifier usage, a simple aspect that can nonetheless make or break a claim. These modifiers cover countless scenarios and can apply to virtually every specialty, so it is vital that all coders take the time to review their definitions and usage rules. If you want to make sure that your modifier use is up to par and that you’re getting the most possible reimbursement for your practice, then this course is an ideal way to brush up on your knowledge.

This course provides a comprehensive, updated overview of every medical coding modifier, including those that apply to both CPT and HCPCS Level II codes. Students will learn the ins and outs of each one, including their exact definitions, when they are needed, common mistakes when applying them, and tips for using them effectively. The course also contains numerous examples for each modifier, including several lengthy case studies designed to give students an in-depth look at choosing and attaching the correct modifier(s) for a situation.

The training format is completely online and self-paced with full MMI instructor support. A CEU certificate will be issued upon completion.

  • Estimated Length: 3-4 Hours
  • Worth: 6 CEUs
  • Pre-Approval: AAPC

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Training Details

Course Outline

This course consists of 12 modules, each of which provides thorough coverage of a specific modifier group. The complete list of sections is provided below.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: E/M & Preventive Service Modifiers

Module 3: Anesthesia Modifiers

Module 4: Procedure & Service Modifiers

Module 5: Multiple Surgeon Modifiers

Module 6: Surgical Assistant Modifiers

Module 7: Professional/Technical Component Modifiers

Module 8: Laboratory & Pathology Modifiers

Module 9: Miscellaneous Modifiers

Module 10: Category II Modifiers

Module 11: HCPCS Level II Modifiers A-Z

Module 12: Hospital Outpatient & ASC Modifiers

About The Instructor

About The Instructor

While this course is entirely self-paced, it includes complete support from MMI’s credentialed staff of instructors and representatives. If you have any questions while going through the materials or quizzes, please feel free to reach out to us at 866-892-2765 or at

Online Training Format

Online Training Format

All course materials will be presented through our Absorb learning site. If you do not already have an Absorb login, we will enroll you upon your purchase of this course.

Our online training format contains 12 modules that you are free to work through at your own pace. Once you have read through each section, you will take a short quiz to test your knowledge of the material.

At the end of the course, you will take a final exam that will encompass information from all 12 modules. Upon successful completion of this exam with a 76% or higher, you will receive a certificate of completion on the learning site, as well as your six MMI/AAPC-approved CEUs.