The Nuts and Bolts of Mastering Modifiers

Includes a Live Web Event on 02/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CST)

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The Nuts and Bolts of Mastering Modifiers 

Unlock the power of coding modifiers during an in-depth review of the accurate use of modifiers within the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Modifiers are sets of two alpha-numeric characters that are appended to CPT and/or HCPCS codes on the medical billing claim form. Used for informational purposes (anatomy), pricing (changing how the code is paid) and claims processing (changing how claims processing edits apply), modifiers serve a variety of purposes. Participants will discuss common modifiers and how to identify when they are appropriately applied to avoid any misuse.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify when modifiers are appropriate or necessary to include on a claim.  
  2. Summarize commonly used modifiers and describe their purpose.  
  3. Recognize when modifiers may be inappropriate and avoid their misuse.  

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given on the day of or after the event.

Angela Wubben, BS, CPC, CPB

Angela Wubben, BS, CPC, CPB, has worked on the clinical and administrative sides of dentistry since 2006 and understands the complexities of dental care and practice administration. She has worked as an auditor for the state of Montana’s Medicaid program and has in-depth knowledge about compliance. She became a Certified Professional Coder in 2017 and realized there were many patients and dental practices that could benefit from her coding knowledge and experience. She established Elevate Integrated Solutions LLC in 2020 to provide medical-dental crosscoding and consulting services to dental clients. Angela is a subject-matter expert, educator and dental coding auditor for AAPC. She has provided training on bloodborne pathogens and Medicaid to Montana dentists since 2017.

Disclosures: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
11/1/22-12/31/26
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Mastering Modifiers
02/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CST)  |  90 minutes
02/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CST)  |  90 minutes
Post-Quiz - need to update
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
Evaluation
11 Questions
Certificate
1.50 CDE/CME credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE/CME credits  |  Certificate available