Pharmacy Question for the Week of February 22, 2021

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


Can you charge an XS modifier with IVP drug administration codes?


Yes. Modifier XS (Separate Structure, A service that is distinct because it was performed on a separate organ/structure”) would be applicable if an IVP was administered in the left arm and a second IVP was administered in the right arm. It is not common but is permitted based on the use of the modifier.

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