Newly 2010 added CPT Modifiers

New Level Two National Modifiers
The following new modifiers will be effective January 1, 2010, unless otherwise annotated:
AI
Principal physician of record
J4
DMEPOS item subject to DMEPOS competitive bidding program that is furnished by a hospital upon discharge
PA
Surgical or other invasive procedure on wrong body part
PB
Surgical or other invasive procedure on wrong patient
PC
Wrong surgery or other invasive procedure on patient
PI
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Pet/Computed Tomography (CT) to inform the initial treatment strategy of tumors that are biopsy-proven or strongly suspected of being cancerous based on other diagnostic testing
PS
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Pet/Computed Tomography (CT) to inform the subsequent treatment strategy of cancerous tumors when the beneficiary's treating physician determines that the pet study is needed to inform subsequent anti-tumor strategy
V5
Vascular catheter
V6
Arteriovenous graft
V7
Arteriovenous fistula
V8
Infection present
V9
No infection present

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