Question 11 and modifer 33


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okay how many of you use the 33 modifier on this test. per the CPT book modifier 33 is to be used when the primary purpose of the service is the delivery of an evidence based service in accordance with the US preventive services task force A or B rating in effect and other preventive services identified in preventive services mandates ( legislative or regulatory),the service may be identified by adding 33 to the procedure. for separately reported services specifically identified as preventive, the modifier SHOULD NOT BE USED. so can someone explain to me why would you use the 33 :confused:
Question 11 and modifier 33

I was wondering the same thing. I always use modifier "PT" for a screening that turned into diagnostic.
For more information regarding modifier 33, see an article in the September 2014 edition of the Healthcare Business Monthly. It does state to append modifier 33 to the appropriate CPT colonoscopy code for screenings that result in a therapeutic procedure. Hope this helps!