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    Modifier: SURT

    AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM

    This modifier type is used to indicate after hours time units for services provided to patients in active treatment hospitals, AACCs, UCCs, nursing homes and auxiliary hospitals. This modifier is payable in 15 minute blocks to a maximum of 4 per hour, per physician. It is to be billed beginning at the time of contact with the patient and may only be claimed for direct patient care time related to the provision of an insured service. The after-hours time premium units may not be claimed for stand by time, e.g. time spent waiting for results of diagnostic tests. In the event that one 15 minute period covers two time periods, the modifier claimed will be based on the time period where the majority of the 15 minute period was spent. In the event that the time spent with the patient covers more than one time period, additional SURT modifiers may be claimed, each according to the time spent with the patient in that particular time period.

    Codes:

    Code:Description:
    PNTA
    PODIATRIC SURGERY AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM ANY DAY NIGHT MORNING - Between 2400 and 0700 hours
    Explicit
    PNTP
    PODIATRIC SURGERY AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM ANY DAY NIGHT EVENING - Between 2200 and 2400 hours
    Explicit
    PTEV
    PODIATRIC SURGERY AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM WEEKDAY EVENING - Between 1700 and 2200 hours
    Explicit
    PTST
    PODIATRIC SURGERY AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM STATUTORY HOLIDAYS - Between 0700 and 2200 hours
    Explicit
    PTWK
    PODIATRIC SURGERY AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM WEEKEND - Between 0700 and 2200 hours
    Explicit
    TDES
    AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM DESIGNATED HOLIDAYS - Between 0700 and 2200 hours
    Explicit
    TEV
    AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM WEEKDAY EVENING - Between 1700 and 2200 hours
    Explicit
    TNTA
    AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM ANY DAY NIGHT MORNING - Between 2400 and 0700 hours
    Explicit
    TNTP
    AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM ANY DAY NIGHT EVENING - Between 2200 and 2400 hours
    Explicit
    TST
    AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM STATUTORY HOLIDAYS - Between 0700 and 2200 hours
    Explicit
    TWK
    AFTER HOURS TIME PREMIUM WEEKEND - Between 0700 and 2200 hours
    Explicit