Yes, we use the 63 modifier when infant's weight is documented in the op report AND the procedure allows this modifier. Some procedures which are intended to be performed on an infant do not allow this modifier.
We also increase our fee when using the 63 modifier. Be sure to watch your reimbursement carefully. Many payors ignore the increased fee and modifier and just pay as per usual. So you may have to appeal with copies of the medical record to show justification for increased fee.
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