Modifier 25 - Update

At the AMA Interim Meeting, CSMS and the New England delegation were strong proponents of a resolution to address the issue of reduced payment when Modifier 25 is used with an E&M code:

In addition, CSMS sent letters this week to the offices of the Connecticut Attorney General, Comptroller, Healthcare Advocate, and Insurance Commissioner to express concerns about reduced payments and their potential effect on patient access to care. View the letter here.

Stronger Together: CSMS has been working on the Modifier 25 issue with the CT ENT Society, the CT Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, the CT Urology Society, and the CT Society of Eye Physicians; these specialty societies also sent letters to state officials.