Asked by: Marci Diaz Ufano
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th June, 2020

What is the difference between technical component and professional component?

The explanation per CMS, in a nutshell, is this: The professional component of a charge covers the cost of the physician's professional services only. The technical component of a charge addresses the use of equipment, facilities, non-physician medical staff, supplies, etc.

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Regarding this, what is the technical component?

The technical component of a service includes the provision of all equipment, supplies, personnel, and costs related to the performance of the exam. To claim only the technical portion of a service, append modifier TC, technical component, to the appropriate CPT code.

One may also ask, how do you bill a technical component? 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. However, portable x-ray suppliers only bill for technical component and should utilize modifier TC.

Beside this, what does professional component mean?

• The professional component (PC) represents the supervision and. interpretation of a procedure provided by the physician or other healthcare. professional. It is identified by appending modifier 26 to the procedure. code.

What is a professional component modifier?

Professional component” is outlined as a physician's service which may include supervision, interpretation, or a written report, without having performed the test. In short, modifier 26 in its correct use reports that a physician's service was to interpret the results of a test when they didn't personally perform it.

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