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New Modifiers for the year 2010


CMS has added 7 new modifiers for the year 2010 that are effective from Jan 1, 2010. The list of new Modifiers are given below

Modifier AI - 'Principal physician of record' to be used by the admitting or attending physician who oversees the patient’s care, as distinct from other physicians who may be furnishing specialty care.

Refer:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Transmittals/Downloads/R1875CP.pdf

Modifier J4 - DMEPOS item subject to DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program furnished by Hospital.

Refer
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ContractorLearningResources/downloads/JA6677.pdf for proper usage of this Modifier

Modifier V5 - Vascular catheter

Modifier V6 - Arteriovenous graft

Modifier V7 - Arteriovenous fistula

Modifier V8 - Infection present

Modifier V9 - No infection present

A list of all Modifiers can be viewed @ http://codingahead.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-modifiers.html
Reference:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/HCPCSReleaseCodeSets/ANHCPCS/list.asp

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