Archive for The Day of April 26th, 2007

Archive for the Day of April 26th, 2007

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of April 26th, 2007.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during April 26th, 2007.

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Use Modifiers Carefully To Avoid Audits

If you commonly use modifier V57.1 (Other Physical Therapy) in your medical billing claims, be on the alert that the close scrutiny that started in 2006 will continue for your medical billing claims submitted. The reason for the close scrutiny is that some medical billing claims were submitted with medically unnecessary services actually done by the physician. This review started in Iowa and now is taking place in many states and will continue to do so until all states have been audited. Currently, the review will affect Part B Medicare patients only who are part of the outpatient home healthcare program. The reviewers will select home health outpatient claims with

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