AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 7 (July)

Updated Reporting Instruction for Modifiers and Category III Codes (July 2011)

July 2011 page 14 Updated Reporting Instruction for Modifiers and Category III Codes The February 2002 CPT Assistant Newsletter (p10) featured a Q&A pertaining to the use of CPT modifiers in conjunction with CPT Category III codes. The following is an update on the reporting instruction and use of CPT modifiers in conjunction with CPT Category III codes. The February 2002 Q&A is reproduced below. THEN Question: Is it appropriate to append modifiers to the new CPT category III codes? Answer: The Category III codes are temporary codes used to report emerging technology services and procedures and...

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