AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Modifier 52 question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Question Modifier 52 question

    AAPC: Back to School

    I posted this in the general discussion area, as well, and then realized there is a modifier section: when a psychologist or tech is performing a Neuropsych test (96118, 96119), yet documents his/her time for less than one hour, is it still applicable to bill either code or would this qualify for a modifier 52, although that is usually used with regard to procedures?

    Just askin'!

    Thanks a lot - Carol

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    -52 is a valid modifier for these services and I'd agree that if the time spent does not qualify for the code descriptor, the correct option is to append -52 to the service code.

    Neuropsych testing is a procedure. -52 is not just for surgical services; it may also apply elsewhere.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Awesome! Thanks!

Similar Threads

  1. 51 Modifier Question
    By yolwil in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-27-2015, 12:08 PM
  2. modifier 51 question - I work in dermatology
    By mjl903 in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-19-2012, 10:01 AM
  3. Modifier 78 Question - A patient is in the hospital
    By MichelleAKing in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-14-2010, 04:13 PM
  4. Modifier 26 Question
    By mmelcam in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-19-2010, 04:37 PM
  5. Modifier 26 Question
    By mmelcam in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-19-2010, 03:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.