New CPT Modifier

June 14, 2011

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 billdacey@msn.com or editor@physicianspractice.com.

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