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Pay-per-view: CMS adds new modifier -PD, two edits, additional APCs

APCs Insider, March 16, 2012

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Modifier -PD (diagnostic or related nondiagnostic item or service provided in a wholly owned or wholly operated entity to a patient admitted as an inpatient within three days or one day) is now included in the I/OCE, according to January updates detailed in Transmittal 2370.

"This is one of the real sleepers in this release," says Dave Fee, MBA, product marketing manager of outpatient products at 3M Health Information Systems in Murray, UT. "When you think of a new modifier, you don't think of it as a big deal."

Continue reading “CMS adds new modifier -PD, two edits, additional APCs” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the March issue.

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