Procedure Modifier Codes are used within the healthcare industry to identify specific modifiers to medical procedures or other services rendered to patients. These codes correspond with the HPCPS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code databases, the de-facto standards as published once per year by the American Medical Association. The Kareo PM application includes this database of standard codes which is updated every year. However, you can add your own procedure modifier codes.
To add a new procedure modifier code
- Click Settings > Codes > Find Procedure Modifiers on the top menu.
Note: To avoid duplication, a best practice is to first search the database to see if the procedure modifier code already exists in the system.
- If the procedure modifier code is not in the system, click New at the bottom.
- In the Code field, enter a code (numbers and/or letters).
- In the Name field, enter a name for the procedure modifier; avoid abbreviating procedure modifier names when possible.
- Click Save.