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    Hello all,

    Thank you for your time in advance.

    The FP clinic I work for just bought an X Ray machine.

    The Dr. will be taking and reading of the images.

    What should I be aware of in regards to modifiers?


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    Columbia, MO
    no modifiers but you do need to document that the patient was allowed a choice of having the xray performed in your office with your physician reading or if they would prefer to have it performed elsewhere of their choice ( this was part of the new Stark amendment). Also you must have a separately documented radiology interpretation report. This cannot be an additional line or paragraph in the assessment note but must be its own stand alone interpretation report.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Is there a specific form we should be using for the patient choice documentation? Does anybody have one they can share?

    Thank you for the info!

    Greg Press, CPC-A

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    Columbia, MO
    no form that I am aware of you might check your regional Medicare website. Most folks I have spoken with that do inhouse xrays also were not aware of this provision in Stark so you may want to look it up so you have it. Sorry I have no website reference for you I did not save it.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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