Additional HCPCS Modifiers

Modifier    Description AE    Registered Dietician AF    Specialty Physician AG    Primary Physician AH    Clinical Psychologist AI    Principal Physician of Record AJ    Clinical Social Worker AK    Non Participating Physician AM    Physician, team member service AS    Physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist services for assistant at surgery. Must be reported with a Assistant Surgeon modifier (i.e. ... Read More

Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) Update CPT 80300 through CPT 80377

Final Determinations Codes 80300 through 80377  (63 codes) Industry Recommendation: Various, from crosswalking to specific existing codes (e.g., G0434, G0431, etc.), to gapfilling. CMS Recommendation: Delay in pricing. Rationale: These codes represent various drugs of abuse testing codes, many of which are specific to individual drug testing. In the 2015 clinical laboratory fee schedule preliminary determinations ... Read More

CMS releases updated frequently-asked questions for ICD-10 acknowledgement and end-to-end testing

Summary The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated frequently-asked questions and answers for health care providers and billing houses participating in testing programs for the upcoming transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10). Health care providers and billing agencies who participate in acknowledgement testing and who are selected to ... Read More