Whatever we do it seems that we just cannot get enough information about modifiers. Forgetting one can cost us time and money and using the wrong one can cost us time and money so it is so important to get it right the first time, every time. Using this definitive, easily referenced, one-stop source can help with understanding and use of modifiers to help explain the code narrative and describing the circumstances of the procedure or service as it pertains to the patient.
The book is divided into 10 chapters and is organized by modifier. Under each chapter there are step-by-step outlines explaining the correct and incorrect use of both the CPT and HCPCS modifiers using easy-to-read examples. A handy addition to the book is the use of icons to assist in identifying guidelines specific to the AMA, CMS and third-party payers.
At the end of each chapter are reviews, checkpoint exercises, yes or no tests and opportunities to test yourself in the correct use of the modifiers. Also at the back of the book are several appendices one of which will prove especially helpful in the decision of the correct use of each modifier Logic trees flow charts.
So, if you need assistance using modifiers you should be sure to get this book and use it well because it will cost you more in time and money if you don't understand it.