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 cms.gov or review the latest MLN article Number MM9727.