CHA News Article

DHCS Announces Proposed Billing Change

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced a proposed billing change that would discontinue the use of local modifier ZS, which is used to bill for the full professional (26) and technical (TC) components of a procedure. DHCS has also proposed three scenarios with instructions for billing and TAR completion after the modifier ZS is discontinued.

DHCS will accept stakeholder comments through 4 p.m. on Oct. 30. Instructions for submitting comments are available on the DHCS website. The attached document explains the proposed billing change.