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Pay-per-view: CMS clarifies modifier -PT use, adds new codes to I/OCE

APCs Insider, August 5, 2011

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CMS continues to clarify the use of modifier -PT (colorectal screening test converted to diagnostic test or other procedure) in the July update to the I/OCE.

According to CMS' description of the I/OCE's enforcement of the modifier, coders can append modifier -PT to any code in the surgical CPT range (10000-69999). As a result, CMS would waive any deductible for a surgical procedure on the same date of service.

Continue reading “CMS clarifies modifier -PT use, adds new codes to I/OCE” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the July issue.



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