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Habilitative Services and Devices Coding Requirements

Issue: #392 JAN2017

Topic: Coding/Billing

Effective January 1, 2017, in order to help identify habilitative services and devices, providers need to submit modifier SZ “Habilitative services and devices in conjunction with PPACA.” Habilitative therapy is defined as care provided for conditions which have limited the normal age appropriate motor, sensory or communication development. This is necessary to support the requirements of the Affordable Care Act Essential Health Benefits.