Surgery Schedulers – Worth Their W...

If you’re a surgeon and you have a good scheduler, consider yourself fortunate.  Many think that surgery scheduling is a “desk job” that just about anyone can be trained to do.  Well think again. Just as the opportunity costs of un-booked slots on a physician schedule has ramifications on overall practice revenue, the most significant barrier to real cost reduction in the...

Modifier 25 – EM and Other Service...

By Steve Adams, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I CPT modifier -25 is used when, on the day a procedure or service was performed, the patient’s condition required a significant and separately identifiable evaluation and management (E/M) service above and beyond the other service provided or beyond the usual preoperative and postoperative care associated with the procedure that was performed. However,...