Understanding Metastatic Cancer Coding

When coding for metastatic cancer, there are some terms that need to be understood to determine which cancer is primary and secondary for reporting purposes.  The definition of cancer is abnormal cells –or- cells that do not die when they should –or- cells that change into something they should not be.   Metastatic cancer is cancer … Continue reading Understanding Metastatic Cancer Coding

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Surgeons: Are you using your Modifiers?

Even though there is a global period for most minor and major procedures you still can bill for certain services by reporting them with the appropriate modifier.   Important Modifiers for Surgeons are: Modifier 25- If you see a patient for a new problem and that visit results in the decision to perform a minor procedure … Continue reading Surgeons: Are you using your Modifiers?