AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 9 (September)

Coding Update: Update on HCPCS/ National Modifiers (September 1997)

September 1997 page 5 Coding Communication Coding Update: Update on HCPCS/ National Modifiers Update on HCPCS/National Modifiers In our June 1997 issue we referred to the outpatient hospital use of modifiers. Included was a list of Level II (HCPCS/National) modifiers. In preparation for the October 1, 1997, release of Medicare's final instructions for implementing HCPCS modifiers to report hospital outpatient services, five more HCPCS/National modifiers have been added to the Medicare Intermediary Manual or Medicare Hospital Manual instructions. For Medicare reporting purposes, these modifiers will be used to prevent erroneous denials when duplicate HCPCS codes are billed to report...

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