California Medical Association: Quick tips for easy “add-on” coding

Throughout the CPT® codebook, you will find designated “add on” codes. AAPC’s Managing Editor G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, recently authored an article for the California Medical Association in which he offers three simple tips to appropriately apply add-on codes.

  1. Add-on codes describe procedures or services that are always provided “in addition to” other, related services or procedures.
  2. Add-on codes have no global period assigned.
  3. Add-on codes are “modifier 51 exempt” and therefore are to be paid at full fee schedule value.

Read the full article.

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David Blackmer has been working in healthcare business operations and marketing since early 2008. He has authored and contributed to dozens of industry articles, and he is a regular speaker at various healthcare conferences and other events across the country. He earned his Master of Strategic Communication degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT.

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