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jcbilling

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Modifiers AT & -25
« on: October 27, 2008, 02:36:48 PM »
Hi Michele,

I recently purchased your Billing Course for Chiropractic billing - but I'm a little confused about the use of modifiers. Is the modifier AT used on manipulation codes (98940, 98941, 98942) only for Medicare claims or for commercial as well?

Also, do I need to use the -25 modifer when there is an E&M code for a new patient?

Thanks so much,
Charity

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Re: Modifiers AT & -25
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 03:21:12 PM »
Hi Charity,
   
   In our experience the AT modifier is only used by Medicare, or Medicare HMO's. 

   I would use the 25 modifier on E&M codes for new patients if you are billing for other services on the same visit.  Example:

99203  25
98941

Thanks
Michele
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Re: Modifiers AT & -25
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 10:03:10 PM »
Thanks for the quick response :)

- Charity