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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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