In-Office Urine Drug Testing: Avoid Denials, Boost Payup


Last year, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recommended that Medicare reclaim $66.3 million in urine drug testing reimbursement that they believe was overpaid to providers. In fact, already this year, an Ohio internal medicine practice paid $111,706 and a Kentucky pain management practice paid $126,780 in penalties for incorrect UDT claims.

Accordingly, you can count on Medicare more closely scrutinizing ALL of your UDT claims. They’ll be looking for any reason to audit your practice. Thankfully, you can improve the accuracy of your UDT coding and documentation with a little help…

This is where Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, comes in. During her online training, Amy will provide you with proven strategies to help you ethically improve your urine drug screening reimbursement. You’ll receive a step-by-step breakdown of what insurers are really looking for from your UDT claims to learn how to avoid getting targeted for an audit.

Here are just a few of the easy-to-follow UDT coding and documentation strategies that you will receive from this 60-minute online training:

  • Stop specimen validity tests from getting you audited
  • Uncover when it is acceptable to apply the QW modifier to your claim
  • Cut through the confusion of payer indications for urine drug testing
  • Determine what to do when your state or MAC guidelines are different
  • Identify standing and blanket order differences more quickly and easily
  • Code technology more correctly when performing presumptive urine drug screenings
  • And so much more…

Accurately coding and documenting UDT claims is tricky. However, you CAN overcome the complexities of  in-office urine drug screening coding and documentation by simply investing 60 minutes of your time into this upcoming, online training session – and you don’t even have to leave your office.

Don’t wait, register today for this expert-led in-office urine drug testing coding and documentation online training session and ensure that you get paid more of what you deserve for these everyday services. Sign up today.

Meet Your Expert

Amy Turner

Amy Turner has a widespread background in clinical operations, revenue cycle, internal audit, risk management and health care administration. She is a Registered Nurse as well as a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Healthcare Compliance specialist.

Amy has 18 years of pain management experience. Amy’s unique blend of clinical training, coding education and revenue cycle, with an overlay of regulatory compliance expertise, offer insights that speak well to both the clinician and executive client.

Amy’s experience includes working in large and small private practices, academic facilities as well as with hospital-based physicians. She is responsible for proposing, budgeting, staffing, leading and conducting various consulting engagements covering a wide spectrum of healthcare related needs.  Amy lives in the Nashville, TN area.


I think the Speaker was very well educated on the subject. The webinar was very detailed. It's good to know she actually audits these claims and told us what an Auditor looks for.
Christie Henson
Coding Supervisor, Orthopaedic Institute of Western KY
The Webinar covered the UDT topic very well.
Susan Plourde
Billing Manager, Idaho Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PA