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    Default Modifiers Q7, Q8, and Q9

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    I have a question regarding the use of these modifiers. I realize that these modifers are indicative to foot and podiatry, but do you have to be a podiatrist to report them?

    Let's say that a Medicare, diabetic patient presents to a family practice provider for footcare (trimming of nails) and meets the criteria for one of the modifiers, can we report them, or are they only for podiatry?

    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    I only use them for our podiatrist but I would suppose that if your non podiatrist physician is billing a CPT code that requires the Q modifier to be present & your non podiatrist physician is credentialed/contracted to perform & receive reimbursement for one of those CPT codes (example 11055-11057 & 11719-11721)..then a Q modifier could be valid.
    You might check your specific payers your physician is contracted with to verify a Q modifier is required to be present for reimbursement of a specific CPT code.
    Hope that makes sense & is of some help...

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    Thanks you so very much! This is indeed very helpful.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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