STEP 472: Orthopedists vs. Emergency Room: Modifiers 54 & 55 (CE: 1.0)


This article outlines diagnostic procedures for fractures in the Emergency Room and discusses the differences between modifiers 54 and 55 in relation to coding for care.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the difference between modifiers 54 and 55
  • Outline proper coding procedures for fracture treatment
  • Reflect on the types of providers providing fracture treatment


Tammy Berger, BHSA, RMA (AMT), CMA (AAMA), CPC


Launched: 2020