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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: margemib on September 01, 2008, 12:29:52 PM

Title: modifier
Post by: margemib on September 01, 2008, 12:29:52 PM
In the book chiropractice billing on page 36 it speaks about AT modifiers acute treatment, I am looking in my cpt book and cannot find this can you advise me as to where they are listed.
I just purchased the newest book secrets to signing up your first doctor and cannot wait to read this.
Margie
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Title: Re: modifier
Post by: Michele on September 01, 2008, 07:17:25 PM
The AT modifier is listed on our local Medicare website in their Modifier Guide.  I would give you the link, however, as of today 9/1/08, our local Medicare carrier switched and they took down the website.  The new carrier's site isn't up and running yet from what I can tell.

I did find a chiropractic website that also talks about the AT modifier.  You can view that at http://www.amerchiro.org/content_css.cfm?CID=987

I'm glad you have found our books so helpful.  Please let us know what you think of "Secrets to Signing Your First Dr."

Thanks
Michele
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: margemib on September 03, 2008, 07:14:22 AM
Thanks Michele,
I will try to find this info.
Also I tried to sign up for your newsletters and I cannot seem to get a confirmation e-mail when I send a blank e-mail out nothing happens.
What can I do?
Margie
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Title: Re: modifier
Post by: Alice Scott on September 03, 2008, 12:35:00 PM
Hi Margie,
I'm not sure what's happening, but the confirmation must be made or the program doesn't allow us to send the newsletter.  I assume you are trying from the Medical Billing Live site.  Try signing up at this link instead.  It's the same newsletter, but we have two different sign ups.  Let me know if it doesn't work.  http://www.solutions-medical-billing.com/ ( you'll have to copy and paste.  the sign up is on the top right side.)
Alice
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Title: Re: modifier
Post by: margemib on September 04, 2008, 10:19:15 AM
I tried going on the Medicare web site to find out about AT modifiers, I cannot find this out, I am doing something wrong.
Also I cannot get onto my local Medicare website which is PA, HELP!
It seems I am not searching right.
Margie
margemib  ???
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: Michele on September 04, 2008, 12:50:06 PM
On September 1st some of the Medicare carriers switched.  Our local just switched to NGS.  Anyway, it seems that many of the websites are messed up since 9/1/08.  I'm not sure why it would matter.  Did you try to link I gave below?  http://www.amerchiro.org/content_css.cfm?CID=987

That had some information on it. 

Also, I found the website for Highmark Medicare (PA).  Here is a link to an article in the LCD's that talks about chiropractic services.

http://www.highmarkmedicareservices.com/policy/partb/z1/z6k.html

That should help.

Michele
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: margemib on September 06, 2008, 10:30:12 AM
Hi Michele,
I went on the site you gave me to check out Highmark medicare, when you get onto the site they want you to click on a user agreement , what should I do? do you have to be a member?
margemib  ???
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: Michele on September 06, 2008, 07:51:38 PM
No you don't have to be a member.  You just click on "I accept".  It comes up everytime you visit the site.  If you just click the I accept you go right into the site.

Michele
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: margemib on September 09, 2008, 08:42:41 AM
I called Medicare to find out about the AT modifiers and the modifier guide on there site for Chiropractors, she said you have to be a provider and login with your number to get this info is this true? because as a biller how do you go about this? She said it is not open to everyone.
margemib  ???
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: Michele on September 09, 2008, 10:18:57 AM
I went to the website and clicked 'I agree' and went right in.  I visit Medicare sites all over the US and I've never had a problem accessing the info I needed to. 
Did you try clicking on the 'I agree' at the site
http://www.highmarkmedicareservices.com/policy/partb/z1/z6k.html

It should take you right in.

Michele
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: margemib on September 09, 2008, 10:27:23 AM
I did get in but for the info like modifiers you have to be a provider, what happened I checked out the site and could not find the modifiers for chiro, so I called Medicare and that is what was said. Maybe when I am in the site I am doing something wrong did you find the modifier guide?
margemib
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: patbaylon on September 16, 2008, 09:13:05 PM
Hi Marge,

I have the CMS modifier manual downloaded at the office. If you will email me at patbaylon1@comcast.net I will be happy to forward it to you.

Thanks,
Title: Re: modifier
Post by: Cady on September 17, 2008, 08:33:58 AM
Margie,

As the AT is a medicare modifier you can also find it in the HCPCS Coding Book. I did know this neither until I found it. Look under Modifiers if you have a HCPCS Coding Book.