New CPT Modifier


Is there a new modifier for CPT in 2011?

Question: Is there a new modifier for CPT in 2011?

Answer: The 2011 AMA CPT book does not contain a new modifier. However, at the CPT Symposium the AMA did announce a new modifier -33 - that is to be appended to the new preventive service codes G0438 and G0439.

Bill Dacey, CPC, MBA, MHA, is principal in the Dacey Group, a consulting firm dedicated to coding, billing, documentation, and compliance concerns. Dacey is a PMCC-certified instructor and has been active in physician training for more than 20 years. He can be reached at or

This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Physicians Practice.

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