Ambulatory surgery center modifier SG

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) modifier SG

Every ASC must file using the surgery code with the SG modifier. This identifies you are filing for the facility fee. If you file without the SG modi fier you may receive the fee schedule amount for the surgery instead of the payment from the group rate for the facility fee This is sometimes much lower than the facility fee and it will cause the surgeon ’ s claim to deny. You would have to file a first line appeal to have the SG modifier added and receive any additional payment due to you. You will only be paid for services that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) approved as an ASC service. These updates are published yearly as they are received from CMS. Code 69635SG allows $957.36 (Richland and Lexington Counties), but when filed without the SG (69635) it allows $826.74.

Please refer your local Medicare program since it was deleted modifier in some states.

ambulatory care facility (ACF)

A medical care center that provides a wide range of healthcare services, including preventive care, acute care, surgery and outpatient care, in a centralized facility.
ASC – Ambulatory Surgery/Surgical Center

A free-standing center that performs various types of surgery

See also
Ambulatory surgery center billing
ASC Modifier SG
ASC Modifiers

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