MOA Congratulates Kaitlyn Brough, new UNE COM SGA President and welcomes her to MOA Board of Directors as Student Representative
Student Doctor Brough has been an active member of the UNE COM SGA as Junior Secretary/Treasurer. Current president, Valerie Pendleton, COM '22, will help mentor Brough and prepare her for her new role on the SGA and on the MOA Board.
AOA/MOA Announce Aetna Modifier 25 Win
In a significant win for DOs and their patients, Aetna has agreed to disable automatic claims denials of E/M services billed on the same day as OMT and appended with modifier 25. The AOA worked closely with our physician liaison at Aetna to implement the change, which allows E/M services billed on the same day as OMT codes 98925-98929 to bypass claims edits that previously triggered the denials. The Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) also provided important advocacy support.
The change is effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2020. For denials prior to this date, the AOA urges members to exercise the right to appeal unfavorable payer decisions. If Aetna rejects a claim for E/M services billed on the same day as OMT and appended with modifier 25 for services provided on or after January 1st, please contact AOA Physician Services for assistance.
For more information, visit the AOA’s Private Payer Advocacy page.
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