Archive for The Day of June 29th, 2006

Archive for the Day of June 29th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of June 29th, 2006.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during June 29th, 2006.

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Medical Billing Modifier 59 Has Been Causing Trouble

Recently, the contractors for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have been on the lookout for any modifiers that have been used incorrectly. The cause for alarm is that it has recently been shown that even though modifiers are a great asset to medical billing, there are a select few modifiers that are not used in the proper fashion. Of all of the modifiers that have been used incorrectly from time to time, the one that has seemed to have been the most questionable is modifier 59. Now, this is not just any random investigation just because there have been a few problems. Studies by the U.S. Office of

Getting Rid Of Denial Claims For Well Visits

You should always pay good attention to what payers are perceiving when looking at your medical billing. Even though your practice may view the coding procedures a certain way, it is not always the case that your payer will understand them in the same fashion. It has recently been shown that there is a major discrepancy when it comes to dealing with the billing of the procedure code 96110. The fact is that this procedure code should never be lumped in with well exam codes, except for special circumstances. What can actually happen to cause problems is that the miscommunication between medical billing for your practice and the payers are

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