Q: We have an off-campus, provider-based department that is “non-excepted,” so we have to report modifier –PN (nonexcepted service provided at an off-campus outpatient, provider-based department of a hospital). Is that just for the services that would be paid under the OPPS if the department were “excepted”?
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