An Introduction to CPT Coding: Modifiers

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, developed and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA), describes physicians' and other qualified healthcare professionals' medical services and procedures, and is also the designated code set for reporting services provided by organizations or facilities in specific circumstances. It is necessary to understand the CPT coding instructions and guidelines in order to correctly assign CPT codes.

The CPT code set uses modifiers as an integral part of its structure to communicate that a service or procedure has been altered by some specific circumstance. Modifiers are also needed to meet coding and payment policy requirements established by other insurers and government entities. This course discusses the purpose and use of modifiers with CPT codes, as well as the rules for using them. A current copy of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), Professional Edition, is strongly recommended to optimize your understanding of the content covered.

Important Note
Throughout the CPT code set, use of terms such as physician or qualified health care professional/QHP is not intended to indicate that other entities may not report the service. In selected instances, specific instructions may define a service as limited to professionals or limited to other entities (e.g., hospital or home health agency).

The codes and information in this course receive a comprehensive review annually and are updated as needed. 

All Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes, descriptions, and other data are copyright by the American Medical Association. All rights reserved.



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Course Description

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, developed and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA), describes physicians' and other qualified healthcare professionals' medical services and procedures, and is also the designated code set for reporting services provided by organizations or facilities in specific circumstances. It is necessary to understand the CPT coding instructions and guidelines in order to correctly assign CPT codes.

The CPT code set uses modifiers as an integral part of its structure to communicate that a service or procedure has been altered by some specific circumstance. Modifiers are also needed to meet coding and payment policy requirements established by other insurers and government entities. This course discusses the purpose and use of modifiers with CPT codes, as well as the rules for using them. A current copy of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), Professional Edition, is strongly recommended to optimize your understanding of the content covered.

Important Note
Throughout the CPT code set, use of terms such as physician or qualified health care professional/QHP is not intended to indicate that other entities may not report the service. In selected instances, specific instructions may define a service as limited to professionals or limited to other entities (e.g., hospital or home health agency).

The codes and information in this course receive a comprehensive review annually and are updated as needed. 

All Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes, descriptions, and other data are copyright by the American Medical Association. All rights reserved.



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