AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 8 (August)

2011 Revisions to Modifiers 50, 76, 77, and 78 (August 2011)

August 2011 pages 6-7 2011 Revisions to Modifiers 50, 76, 77, and 78 This article provides an overview of the 2011 changes to CPT modifiers 50, 76, 77, and 78, specifically focusing on appropriate modifier usage. Appendix A of the CPT 2011 codebook lists the full description for all modifiers and the conditions for their use. Modifiers explain that a procedure or service was altered in some way without changing the basic definition of the CPT code, and alert third-party payers to circumstances that may affect how reimbursement is calculated. Modifiers may be appended to a CPT code to...

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