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Payment reduction for X-rays taken using film

Effective for services furnished beginning Jan. 1, 2017, BCBSGa will follow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ requirement for providers to bill modifier FX when billing for X-rays using film. A payment reduction of 20 percent will apply to the technical component (and the technical component of the global fee) for X-ray services furnished using film for which payment is made under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.