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SG Modifier - CPT code

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    Is the SG modifier a valid modifier for use with a CPT code or is it only valid when used with a HCPCS code? If you can point me to any documentation on the use of the modifier it would be appreciated

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    It is either or both. Of note, that depends on the specific code, but codes from both systems can have an -SG mod appended. That is not to say that every code in both systems may allow for -SG.

    As for documentation, I'd check out Encoder Pro from Ingenix or Codecorrect.com; both provide very clear tables of appropriate/accepted modifiers for any given HCPCs/CPT code.
    Kevin B. Shields, MA, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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