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Pediatric Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
SA Modifier May Not Be Required

Question: We employ a nurse practitioner (NP) at our office, and when she provides supervised services, should we append modifier SA? Our insurer just denied a claim because we didn’t include it and we’ve never heard of it. Answer: You should use HCPCS Level II modifier SA (Nurse practitioner rendering service in collaboration with a physician) for supervised nurse practitioner services when [...]