What will the modifier for the analog x-ray be for the Medicare reduction effect 2017

TammyHF

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Will there be a modifier to show that the x-ray was done by analog x-ray for the analog x-ray film payment reduction by Medicare starting 1/1/2017?
 

thomas7331

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The final rule was released in mid-November and designates modifier FX for this:

"Beginning January 1, 2017, claims for imaging services that are X-rays taken using film must include the modifier ‘‘FX.’’ The use of this modifier will result in a 20 percent reduction for the X-ray service, as specified under section 1848(b)(9)(A) of the Act."

The complete rule can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/doc...he-physician-fee-schedule-and-other-revisions
 
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