modifier -22 for ASC physician coding

mckay

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Can modifier -22 be used with coding services performed by a physician in an ASC setting? My impression is that it is not allowed since it is not approved in the outpatient or the ASC settings, per AMA CPT guidelines. Beckers-ASC's list of modifiers for physician and facility coding in the ASC setting also does not have modifier -22 included. However, I have been informed by a seasoned medical coder that it can be used for an ASC setting. Someone please clarify.
 

bethh05

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If you are coding for the facility, no it cannot be used. If your coding for the physician, yes it can be used.
 
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JMeggett

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I code/bill for both Physician and ASC and I absolutely do add modifier -22 on the Physican's claim when necessary and do get reimbursed. It's only the ASC claim you cannot add -22 on. ;)
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