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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Read This Before Applying Modifier Q6 to NP Claims

Question: Can we report a nurse practitioner’s (NP) services to Medicare with a locum tenens modifier? He is filling in for one of our NPs who is on medical leave following surgery. Texas Subscriber Answer: No, you cannot report modifier Q6 (Service furnished under a fee-for-time compensation arrangement by a substitute physician; or by a substitute physical therapist furnishing outpatient [...]

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