Modifier 95 in Medical Billing

The "Modifier 95" is a coding designation used in medical billing to indicate that a synchronous telemedicine service was provided by a healthcare professional in a real-time, interactive audiovisual environment. It's particularly relevant for services traditionally performed in-person but are now conducted remotely through telecommunication technology. This modifier helps ensure proper reimbursement and documentation for telehealth services rendered, distinguishing them from standard in-person consultations or treatments.