General Question for the Week of March 21, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Should off-campus provider based departments of critical access hospitals (CAHs) apply the PO modifier? 

Answer:

No, the PO modifier does not apply to CAHs because they are not paid through the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS).

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