Archive for The Day of March 14th, 2007

Archive for the Day of March 14th, 2007

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of March 14th, 2007.

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Caution When Using Modifier 59 in 2007

Modifiers can be a helpful addition to medical billing. However, there are certain modifiers that are constantly used incorrectly. The contractors for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are now keeping an eye out for suspicious modifiers. The medical billing modifier 59 is on the list of modifiers to flag for review. Recently, the U.S. Office of Inspector General released a report that showed some daunting medical billing news. Modifier 59 has been the cause of over $59 million in overpayments to nursing homes and providers. Due this large number of overpayments, Medicare contractors will be closely scrutinizing each medical billing submission that contains the modifier 59. Another medical

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