Annie Posted Wed 04th of March, 2015 17:51:58 PM
One provider did procedure and another interpreted. How is this coded. I would add the 26 modifer for the interpretation.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 05th of March, 2015 04:13:41 AM
Thank you for the query.
26 modifier will go for professional component. However, if someone else performed the technical aspects of a service, and the provider only interpreted the results and wrote a report, modifier 26 is necessary to indicate that the provider should receive reimbursement only for the professional component (interpretation). Similarly, the technical component, modifier TC, includes billing only for the equipment, supplies, technicians, and facility, but not the interpretation of the service.
Hope it helps you.