Saturday, November 26, 2016

MMIS RADIOLOGY MODIFIERS LIST


Note: NCCI associated modifiers are recognized for NCCI code pairs/related edits. For additional information please refer to the CMS website: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalCorrectCodInitEd/

-26 Professional Component: Certain procedures are a combination of a physician component and a technical component. When the physician component is reported separately, the service may be identified by adding the modifier -26 to the usual procedure number.

-50 Bilateral Procedures (X-ray): Unless otherwise identified in the listing, when bilateral X-ray examinations are performed at the same time, the service will be identified by adding the modifier -50 to the usual procedure code number. (Reimbursement will not exceed 160% of the maximum State Medical Fee Schedule amount. One claim line is to be billed representing the bilateral procedure. Amount billed should reflect total amount due.)

-76 Repeat Procedure by Same Physician: The physician may need to indicate that a procedure or service was repeated subsequent to the original procedure or service. (When a repeat X-ray examination of the same part and for the same illness is required for reasons other than technical or professional error in the original X-ray, it will be identified by adding modifier -76.) (Reimbursement will not exceed 100% of the maximum State Medical Fee Schedule amount.)

-AQ Physician Providing a Service in an Unlisted Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

-FP Service Provided as Part of Family Planning Program: All Family Planning Services will be identified by adding the modifier -FP to the usual procedure code number. (Reimbursement will not exceed 100% of the maximum State Medical Fee Schedule amount.)

-LT Left Side (used to identify procedures performed on the left side of the body): Add modifier –LT to the usual procedure code number. (Reimbursement will not exceed 100% of the Maximum Fee Schedule amount. One claim line should be billed.) (Use modifier –50 when both sides done at same operative session.)

-RT Right Side (used to identify procedures performed on the right side of the body): Add modifier –RT to the usual procedure code number. (Reimbursement will not exceed 100% of the Maximum Fee Schedule amount. One claim line should be billed.) (Use modifier –50 when both sides done at same operative session.)

-TC Technical Component: Under certain circumstances, a charge may be made for the technical component alone. Under those circumstances the technical component charge is identified by adding modifier -TC to the usual procedure number. Technical component charges are institutional charges and not billed separately by physicians.

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