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  1. #11
    North Carolina
    Medical Coding Books
    Tentatively, the modifier for the Admitting physician is AI, but until competley finalized, this could be subject to change

    AI=Principal physician of rec

  2. #12
    North Carolina
    The admitting physician of record will be required to append the specific modifier to the initial hospital care or initial nursing facility care code which will identify him or her as the admitting physician of record who is overseeing the patient's care

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    Thanks Rebecca!!
    ~Ursula, CPC~

  4. Default Modifier AN
    I heard that there will be a modifier AN. Here is the link if anyone is interested. It is on the Coding News website.

    Does anyone know what CPT codes will be used in replace of the inpatient hospital consult codes?



  5. #15
    North Carolina
    I heard that too but it's not on the HCPCS grid for 2010. Also, the folks that attended the AMA Symposium in Chicago stated that the CMS contractor representatives indicated that the modifier would be AI. Won't you be glad when the guessing game is over??
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 12-02-2009 at 11:25 AM.

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    I heard that, I emailed Noridian this morning to try to get a more clearer answer. I am guessing I will be waiting a long time. As I have mentioned to collegues of mine too many opinions out there not concrete answer. Why does Medicare give us information in bits and pieces? I don't understand it.

    Have a great day everybody!


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    Cahaba had a webinar today regarding 2010 Medicare updates. Someone asked about the consultation codes being eliminated. The presenters did NOT even know that the final decision had been made. I was shocked about that, since it is such a major change.
    ~Ursula, CPC~

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