The Nuts and Bolts of Mastering Modifiers - On Demand Access
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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.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify when modifiers are appropriate or necessary to include on a claim.
- Summarize commonly used modifiers and describe their purpose.
- Recognize when modifiers may be inappropriate and avoid their misuse.
An Internet-based CDE/CME Activity
Original Release Date: February 15, 2023
Expiration Date: February 15, 2026
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.5 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study
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 financial relationships were disclosed.
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
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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