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Apply the appropriate Level II Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code modifier, and explain your rationale, for each of the following examples:

  • 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
  • Non-electric wheelchair
  • Intravenous catheter line, right arm
  • Laboratory certification, cytology specimens
  • Chest x-ray
  • Prosthetic hip replacement, left side
  • Electric hospital bed

Write a 150- to 350-word response discussing the purpose the HCPCS codes set and its modifiers.

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