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Modifiers now required when billing common services with annual wellness visits

Effective Aug 11, 2011
Published Aug 15, 2011
Last Reviewed Mar 13, 2014

You must be ready to use the right modifier when billing many common services in the same encounter as the new annual wellness visit (AWV), according to an exclusive Part B News analysis of the latest version of the National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits. The initial AWV code, G0438 (initial wellness visit, $161.05), is now subject to more than 100 edits in CCI version 17.2, which went into effect July 1.

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