What is the modifier to report with level II codes J0881 and J0885?


Effective January 1, 2008, all non-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) claims containing J0881 and J0885 must report one of the following modifiers:

EA: ESA, anemia, chemo-induced

EB: ESA, anemia, radio-induced

EC: ESA, anemia, non-chemo/radio

Institutional claims that do not report one of the above modifiers will be returned to the provider.

Professional claims that are billed without the required modifiers will be returned as unprocessable.

For more on this, see the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, chapter 17, section 80.9 at


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