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Modifier GW and GV

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    Clearnace Sale
    Good morning,
    Can someone tell me the definition of a GW and a GV modifier? Can and it be used on an E/M office visit and for what purpose? I am helping a behavioral health manager with a denial claim. The patient is a hospice patient and it was sent back to her stating, need modifier GW or GV to office visit. The patient is not in global or anything, so I don't know if it has something to do with behavioral health or hospice??? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
    Last edited by Trendale; 09-09-2008 at 08:36 AM.

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    use modifier GV for attending physician not hospice

    and GW- service unrelated to terminal condition

    Sounds to me like the GW is most appropriate unless the behavorial health is the patients terminal condition.

    Hope this helps

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    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    Thanks guys, this helped a lot!

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