tci Part B Insider - 2014 Issue 37

Modifiers: Differentiate Skin Substitute Graft From Dressing with Modifiers JC, JD

Talk to your payers to see if Q codes need a modifier to prevent denials. Because Medicare didn’t release directives with the release of skin substitute modifiers JC and JD, Medicare contractors can come up with their own directions for the modifiers’ use. The challenge to you is connecting with your payers to learn their policies and to get a firm grip on the difference between the two modifiers.  Keep reading to introduce yourself to JC and JD and how to use them so you can decrease your chances of being denied. Combine JC with Graft and...

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