The golden rule of reimbursement is “If it’s not documented, it wasn’t done.” Dr. Judith O’Connell explains the basics of accurate documentation and coding for OMT and E/M services.
• Distinguish diagnostic and procedure code sets
• Apply the modifier -25 in coding evaluation and management services
• Choose the correct code for procedures
|OMT Coding & Documenting.pdf (0.29 MB)||21 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Judith O’Connell, DO, MHA, FAAO is in private practice and on the staff of Grandview/Southview Medical Center since 1981. She presently serves as President of Pain Alternatives, Inc., a multi-practitioner group, in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. O’Connell serves the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as a member of the Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs and as a Coding and Reimbursement Advisor. She has served as the AOA’s Advisor to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and now serves as an AMA CPT Editorial Panel member.
Dr. O’Connell is a national Osteopathic advocate representing the AOA on HCFA and CMS workgroups for the documentation guidelines, refinement panels, and coding and payment policies; heading the AAO delegation to the formative meeting of NIH Office of Alternative and Complementary Medicine; and as a physician consultant for the Ohio Osteopathic Association with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
Dr. O'Connell has no disclosures.
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