tci ED Coding & Reimbursement Alert - 2009 Issue 4

Reader Questions: Online Errata Completes Your CPT '09 Changes

Question: My CPT manual says that the definition for modifier 22 is "unusual procedural services." I thought this changed last year. Has the AMA changed the definition again? South Carolina Subscriber Answer: You are correct that the definition of modifier 22 should not be "unusual procedural services." The correct definition is "increased procedural services." The definition appears as "unusual services" on the inside cover of the CPT 2009 book, with the new "increased services" definition appearing in Appendix A of CPT 2009. Visit the American Medical Association (AMA) Web site to review all the CPT 2009...

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