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Pay-per-view: I/OCE edits: Look for bilateral status changes, new modifier

APCs Insider, April 29, 2011

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As part of the April update to the I/OCE, CMS added 34 codes to the list of conditions that are conditionally bilateral. So when a provider performs one of those services bilaterally, coders need to append modifier -50 to the code, says Dave Fee, MBA, product marketing manager of outpatient products at 3M Health Information Systems in Murray, UT.

Fee also notes that CMS ¬reissued the April I/OCE edits because of errors that were found in the original release.

Continue reading “I/OCE edits: Look for bilateral status changes, new modifier” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the May issue.



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