by Brandy Brimhall, CPC CPCO CMCO CPMA QCC
October 31st, 2017
Is it necessary to use the modifier NU for all supplies? or is NU part of the code itself? Where should the NU be noted on the 1500 form?
No. NU is typically required if you are billing for new DME supplies which can often be rented, purchased new or purchased use. NU will distinguish the DME as new. As a standard rule for general supplies, no modifier is needed.