General Question for the Week of October 10, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Should the PO modifier be applied to services provided at off-campus dialysis facilities?

Answer:

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the answer is “no.” Services provided at off-campus dialysis facilities are billed under the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) and, therefore, do not require the PO modifier.

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