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Modifier QQ


Description: Ordering Professional Consulted A Qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism For This Service And The Related Data Was Provided To The Furnishing Professional.

Effective date: July 1, 2018

Usage and guidelines:

  • Used when the furnishing professional is aware of the result of the ordering professional’s consultation with a CDSM for that patient.
  • Reported on the same claim line as the CPT code for an advanced diagnostic imaging service furnished in an applicable setting and paid for under an applicable payment system.
  • Reported on both the facility and professional claim (hospital, physician’s office, or ambulatory surgical center)
Applicable procedure codes:

MRI

70336, 70540, 70542, 70543, 70544, 70545, 70546, 70547, 70548, 70549, 70551, 70552, 70553, 70554, 70555, 71550, 71551, 71552, 71555, 72141, 72142, 72146, 72147, 72148, 72149, 72156, 72157, 72158, 72159, 72195, 72196, 72197, 72198, 73218, 73219, 73220, 73221, 73222, 73223, 73225, 73718, 73719, 73720, 73721, 73722, 73723, 73725, 74181, 74182, 74183, 74185, 75557, 75559, 75561, 75563, 75565, 76498

CT

70450, 70460, 70470, 70480, 70481, 70482, 70486, 70487, 70488, 70490, 70491, 70492, 70496, 70498, 71250, 71260, 71270, 71275, 72125, 72126, 72127, 72128, 72129, 72130, 72131, 72132, 72133, 72191, 72192, 72193, 72194, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73206, 73700, 73701, 73702, 73706, 74150, 74160, 74170, 74174, 74175, 74176, 74177, 74178, 74261, 74262, 74712, 74713, 75571, 75572, 75573, 75574, 75635, 76380, 76497

SPECT

76390

Nuclear Medicine

78012, 78013, 78014, 78015, 78016, 78018, 78020, 78070, 78071, 78072, 78075, 78099, 78102, 78103, 78104, 78110, 78111, 78120, 78121, 78122, 78130, 78135, 78140, 78185, 78191, 78195, 78199, 78201, 78202, 78205, 78206, 78215, 78216, 78226, 78227, 78230, 78231, 78232, 78258, 78261, 78262, 78264, 78265, 78266, 78267, 78268, 78270, 78271, 78272, 78278, 78282, 78290, 78291, 78299, 78300, 78305, 78306, 78315, 78320, 78350, 78351, 78399, 78414, 78428, 78445, 78451, 78452, 78453, 78454, 78456, 78457, 78458, 78459, 78466, 78468, 78469, 78472, 78473, 78481, 78483, 78491, 78492, 78494, 78496, 78499, 78579, 78580, 78582, 78597, 78598, 78599, 78600, 78601, 78605, 78606, 78607, 78608, 78609, 78610, 78630, 78635, 78645, 78647, 78650, 78660, 78699, 78700, 78701, 78707, 78708, 78709, 78710, 78725, 78730, 78740, 78761, 78799, 78800, 78801, 78802, 78803, 78804, 78805, 78806, 78807, 78811, 78812, 78813, 78814, 78816, 78816, 78999

Note: Modifier QQ should not be used on procedure codes other than those identified by CMS.

For more information: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM10481.pdf


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