Friday, August 20, 2010

Surgical Procedure Expanded Modifiers: Hands-Feet-Eyelids

Surgical Procedure Expanded Modifiers: Hands-Feet-Eyelids

The following modifiers should be used in conjunction with procedures of the hands, feet and eyelids. The modifiers will not affect the payment amount; however, failure to use these modifiers when appropriate could result in claim delay or denial.
E1 Upper left, eyelid  E3 Upper right, eyelid
E2 Lower left, eyelid  E4 Lower right, eyelid

FA Left hand, thumb  F5 Right hand, thumb
F1 Left hand, second digit  F6 Right hand, second digit
F2 Left hand, third digit  F7 Right hand, third digit
F3 Left hand, fourth digit  F8 Right hand, fourth digit
F4 Left hand, fifth digit  F9 Right hand, fifth digit

TA Left foot, great toe  T5 Right foot, great toe
T1 Left foot, second digit  T6 Right foot, second digit
T2 Left foot, third digit  T7 Right foot, third digit
T3 Left foot, fourth digit  T8 Right foot, fourth digit
T4 Left foot, fifth digit  T9 Right foot, fifth digit

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