AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 12 (December)

New CPT Modifier for Preventive Services (December 2010)

December 2010 pages 3-6 New CPT Modifier for Preventive Services The implementation of health care reform regulations has begun with a significant change involving preventive services. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires all health care insurance plans to begin covering preventive services and immunizations without any cost-sharing, ie, they must provide first-dollar-coverage for certain specified preventive services. The timing of this being implemented is dependent on when health insurance plans renew or change. The regulations specify that plans cannot impose cost-sharing requirements, such as co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles with respect to specified preventive services in which...

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