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What does the modifier mean?

A modifier is a code that provides the means by which the reporting physician can indicate that a service or procedure that has been performed has been altered by some specific circumstance but has not changed in its definition or code.

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Beside this, what is an AT modifier?

Medicare and the AT modifier The AT modifier appended to the chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT) code indicates that the care is deemed “medically necessary” and the provider expects Medicare to consider the treatment for payment.

One may also ask, wHAT IS A as modifier in medical billing? Policy. The Plan recognizes Modifier AS appended to a service to indicate when assistant-at- surgery. services are provided by a “non-physician” provider such as a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or Clinical Nurse Specialist. This modifier should not be used by a physician provider assisting at surgery.

Similarly, it is asked, do all CPT codes require a modifier?

Some CPT and HCPCS codes required the use of modifiers. They consist of a two digit number, two letters or alphanumeric characters. CPT and HCPCS code modifiers provide additional information about the service or procedure performed. Modifiers do not change the definition of the procedure codes they are added to.

What is an EP modifier?

Modifier EP indicates routine Healthy Kids/EPSDT screening. Modifiers may be appended to HCPCS/CPT codes only if the clinical circumstances justify the use of the modifier. A modifier should not be appended to a HCPCS/CPT code solely to bypass NCCI edits if the clinical circumstances do not justify its use.

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