AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 7 (July)

Modifier 51 Exempt Codes and Appendix E (July 2008)

July 2008 pages 7-8 Coding Communication:Modifier 51 Exempt Codes and Appendix E CPT 2008 contains revisions to the definition of modifier 51 and Appendix E. These revisions were made after a joint work group of the CPT Editorial Panel and the Resource Based Relative Value System Update Committee (AMA RUC) reviewed the criteria for inclusion in Appendix E. In this article, we seek to give insight into the review process that the joint committee and the Panel undertook in these revisions and to also explain the process for codes to become designated as modifier 51 exempt. We will look...

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