Apply the appropriate Level II Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code modifier for each of the following examples. Explain your rationale for each selection.
Injection on the left hand thumb Emergency ambulance transport and extended life support arranged for by the provider Diagnostic mammogram, left breast Cortisone 10 mg injection, right shoulder Nonelectric wheelchair Intravenous catheter line, right arm Laboratory certification, cytology specimens Chest x-ray Prosthetic hip replacement, left side Electric hospital bed Write a 350- to 700-word response that discusses the purpose of the HCPCS codes set and its modifiers.
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