CPT: Modifiers

January/February 2018 Issue
Coding Changes for Family Medicine in 2018 [Feature]

New codes for cognitive assessment and care planning, team-based care management, prolonged preventive services, and anticoagulation management are among this year’s changes.

November/December 2017 Issue
Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services [Feature]

If you're not coding and billing for these services, you might be leaving money on the table.

March/April 2011 Issue
Five Common Coding Mistakes That Are Costing You [Feature]

Fix these problems to increase your bottom line.

Jun 2008 Issue
A Multiple-Service Rule for E/M Services [Opinion]

A simple rule change could improve access and quality of care while reducing inequities between compensation for E/M services and for procedures.

Jan 2008 Issue
CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine? [Feature]

This year's new codes cover evaluations done over the phone or online.

Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Billing for Your Work With Surgeons [Getting Paid]

Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

Sep 2003 Issue
Spanning the Global Surgical Package [Getting Paid]

This article explains what services are included in the CPT surgical package, what constitutes the global surgical period, and how to code any unrelated E/M visits that occur during the global surgical period.

May 1999 Issue
Should You Modify Your Use of Modifiers? [Coding & Documentation]

This article explains how to use modifiers commonly attached to CPT codes for family physicians' services.

Feb 1999 Issue
CPT Changes for 1999 [Feature]

This article describes changes in CPT codes for 1999 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians (e.g., E/M, radiology, lab work, immunizations, and OMT).

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