Most radiology services or procedures, although described by a single CPT code, comprise two distinct portions: a professional component and a technical component.
The technical component of a service includes the provision of all equipment, supplies, personnel, and costs related to the performance of the service.
The professional component is provided by the physician, and may include supervision, interpretation, and a written report.
Modifers TC and 26 are often used to identify the technical or professional component of a radiology service.
A recent Medicaid Bulletin states that effective Aug.1, 2022, only the technical component of an onsite radiology service performed at federally qualified health centers will be separately reimbursable.
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