CMS Implements Reduction in X-Ray Reimbursement for Film

CMS to Reduce Payment for X-Rays using Film

CMS has created a new modifier code FX (X-ray taken using film).  Beginning in 2017, claims for X-rays using film must include the new FX modifier.  Under the physician fee schedule in effect January 2017, services billed with the FX modifier will be penalized with a 20 percent reduction in reimbursement for the technical component (and the technical component of the global fee).

For additional information visit or review the latest MLN article Number MM9727.