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License for Use of "Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology", (CPT) Fourth Edition

End User/Point and Click Agreement: CPT codes, descriptions and other data only are copyright 2009 American Medical Association (AMA). All Rights Reserved (or such other date of publication of CPT). CPT is a trademark of the AMA.

You, your employees and agents are authorized to use CPT only as contained in the following authorized materials including but not limited to CGS fee schedules, general communications, Medicare Bulletin, and related materials internally within your organization within the United States for the sole use by yourself, employees, and agents. Use is limited to use in Medicare, Medicaid, or other programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). You agree to take all necessary steps to insure that your employees and agents abide by the terms of this agreement.

Any use not authorized herein is prohibited, including by way of illustration and not by way of limitation, making copies of CPT for resale and/or license, transferring copies of CPT to any party not bound by this agreement, creating any modified or derivative work of CPT, or making any commercial use of CPT. License to use CPT for any use not authorized here in must be obtained through the AMA, CPT Intellectual Property Services, 515 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Applications are available at the AMA websiteExternal Website.

This product includes CPT which is commercial technical data and/or computer data bases and/or commercial computer software and/or commercial computer software documentation, as applicable which were developed exclusively at private expense by the American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60610. U.S. Government rights to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose these technical data and/or computer data bases and/or computer software and/or computer software documentation are subject to the limited rights restrictions of DFARS 252.227-7015(b)(2)(June 1995) and/or subject to the restrictions of DFARS 227.7202-1(a)(June 1995) and DFARS 227.7202-3(a)June 1995), as applicable for U.S. Department of Defense procurements and the limited rights restrictions of FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) and/or subject to the restricted rights provisions of FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) and FAR 52.227-19 (June 1987), as applicable, and any applicable agency FAR Supplements, for non-Department Federal procurements.

AMA Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities.

CPT is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. AMA warrants that due to the nature of CPT, it does not manipulate or process dates, therefore there is no Year 2000 issue with CPT. AMA disclaims responsibility for any errors in CPT that may arise as a result of CPT being used in conjunction with any software and/or hardware system that is not Year 2000 compliant. No fee schedules, basic unit, relative values or related listings are included in CPT. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. The responsibility for the content of this file/product is with CGS or the CMS and no endorsement by the AMA is intended or implied. The AMA disclaims responsibility for any consequences or liability attributable to or related to any use, non-use, or interpretation of information contained or not contained in this file/product. This Agreement will terminate upon notice if you violate its terms. The AMA is a third party beneficiary to this Agreement.

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The scope of this license is determined by the AMA, the copyright holder. Any questions pertaining to the license or use of the CPT must be addressed to the AMA. End Users do not act for or on behalf of the CMS. CMS DISCLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LIABILITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO END USER USE OF THE CPT. CMS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE. In no event shall CMS be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of such information or material.

This license will terminate upon notice to you if you violate the terms of this license. The AMA is a third party beneficiary to this license.

POINT AND CLICK LICENSE FOR USE OF "CURRENT DENTAL TERMINOLOGY", ("CDT")

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These materials contain Current Dental Terminology, Fourth Edition (CDT), copyright © 2002, 2004 American Dental Association (ADA). All rights reserved. CDT is a trademark of the ADA.

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myCGS Part B Automated Reopenings: Form RMF 780

Form RMF 780screenshot (Reopenings Modifier Adjustment Request Form) will allow you to request simple corrections specific to adding, replacing, or deleting a modifier on a line item of a previously processed claim.

Only one claim can be corrected per form; up to 12 line items per claim.

NOTE: In order to complete the form accurately, you must have access to your Remittance Advice (RA). If you download your RA from a billing service or clearinghouse, the line items may be in a different sequence, which will affect the processing on this form. We suggest accessing your RA directly from the myCGS Web Portal.

Also, to avoid issues with legibility, we encourage you to complete the form online, and then print it.

Automated Reopenings Modifier Adjustment Request Form Instructions

  • Complete the Header of the form:

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    • Select the State
    • Enter the date the form is completed
    • Enter a contact person's name and telephone number
      • NOTE: This information is important should we need to contact you with a question regarding your Reopening request.
  • Complete the Provider Information section:

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    • Identify the last 5 digits of Tax ID number
    • Enter the Billing PTAN
      • Individual physicians/practitioners who reassign benefits to a group, enter the Group PTAN.
      • Solo physicians/practitioners, enter the Individual PTAN.
    • Enter the Billing NPI
      • Individual physicians/practitioners who reassign benefits to a group, enter the Group NPI.
      • Solo physicians/practitioners, enter the Individual NPI.
  • Complete the Beneficiary Information section:

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    • Enter the Beneficiary's Name
    • Enter the Beneficiary's Medicare ID
      • To avoid processing delays, please verify that the Medicare ID is correct.
  • Identify the claim information:

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    • Enter a Date of Servicefrom the claim.
    • Identify a HCPCS/CPT code (procedure code) that corresponds to the date of service.
    • Enter the Internal Control Number (ICN) of the claim, which is located on the RA.
      • Verify that the ICN is accurate. Incorrect, incomplete, or invalid ICNs will result in increased processing time (up to 60 days).
  • Complete each column of the Adjustment Details section using information from the RA:

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    • Identify the Line you wish to have corrected.
      • For example, if the RA shows the claim was submitted with nine line items, and the correction is needed on line six of the claim, enter '6'. (A value of 1-13 may be entered in this field.)
    • Identify the Position of the modifier on the claim.
      • For example, if the RA shows two modifiers were submitted on the service, and the correction is needed to the second modifier, enter '2'. (A value of 1-4 may be entered in this field.)
    • Enter the modifier Adjustment Type by entering the corresponding alpha character. The options are:
      • A – Add a modifier to the line and position identified in the previous columns.
        • NOTE: If the current modifier position is already filled with a modifier which is required for the claim and you use the ADD, the new modifier will replace/remove that modifier.  Make sure to add new modifiers to the NEXT open position.
      • R – Replace a modifier on the line and position identified in the previous columns
      • D – Remove the modifier from the line and position identified in the previous columns
    • Identify the New Value (modifier)
      • This field is required when selecting Adjustment Type of A or R only. Enter the new two-character modifier.
      • This column is to remain BLANK if the 'D' (Remove) option is selected in the previous column.

Please note the following:

  • You may make only ONE correction per line. If two modifiers need to be added to a claim line, complete two rows of the form.
    • For example, to add CPT modifiers 24 and 25 to an Evaluation and Management (E/M) service, complete the Adjustment Details section as follows:

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Please pay special attention to the Adjustment Details section. Forms submitted with inaccurate, incomplete, or missing Line and Position fields may result in increased processing time of up to 60 days.

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