AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2015 Issue 2; For Your Information

Reporting of the “PO” HCPCS modifier

The HCPCS modifier PO, Services, procedures and/or surgeries furnished at off-campus provider-based outpatient departments, is a new modifier created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). However, this modifier will not be required for reporting until January 1, 2016. Until that time, the reporting of modifier PO is optional for the calendar year (CY) 2015. Modifier PO was created to capture the frequency and types of services performed in an off-campus provider based outpatient department and would not be reported for remote locations of a hospital, satellite facilities of a hospital or for services furnished in an...

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