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Go Beyond Just Documentation to Master Modifier 57

Hint: Always communicate with your payers. Not sure whether you are appropriately appending modifier 57 (Decision for surgery) on your claims? Follow these three tips from our pros to ensure correct reporting. Tip 1: Double-check the documentation. “Always ensure that the documentation supports the decision for surgery and is not supporting a preoperative clearance,” says Melanie Witt, RN, MA, an [...]