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Skip Modifier 26 When You Own X-Ray Equipment

Question: Our physician used X-ray equipment in the office to place the needle prior to a hip injection. No C-arm was used. In other words, our physician did not use fluoroscopy for additional guidance. Can we append modifier 26 when reporting this service? New Hampshire Subscriber  Answer: If your office owns the guidance equipment, you shouldn’t append modifier 26 (Professional component) to [...]

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