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modifier

 [mod´ĭ-fi-er]
1. an agent or method that causes something else to change.
biologic response modifier (BRM) (biological response modifier) a method or agent, such as a cytokine, monoclonal antibody, or vaccine, that alters host-tumor interaction. This is usually accomplished by amplifying the antitumor mechanisms of the immune system, but it also may be effected by mechanisms that affect host or tumor cell characteristics, either directly or indirectly. Called also biomodulator.
problem modifier on level three of the problem classification scheme of the omaha system, either of the two sets of terms used in conjunction with client problems, allowing the nurse to identify ownership of the problem and its degree of severity in relation to client interest, risk factors, and signs or symptoms.

mod·i·fi·er

(mod'i-fī'ĕr),
That which alters or limits.

modifier

/mod·i·fi·er/ (mod´ĭ-fi″er) an agent that changes the form or characteristics of an object or substance.
biologic response modifier  (BRM) a method or agent that alters host-tumor interaction, usually by amplifying the antitumor mechanisms of the immune system, or by some mechanism directly or indirectly affecting host or tumor cell characteristics.

modifier

Managed care
A term for (modifying) supplemental information provided with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes. CPT modifiers are 2 digits; HCPCS modifiers are 2 letters.

Physiology
See Biologic response modifier.

mod·i·fi·er

(mod'i-fī'ĕr)
That which alters or limits.
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Blendix 415 impact modifier formulated for clear PVC applications has good impact performance, low stress-whitening characteristics and chemical resistance.
Also, participating in PQRS helps physicians avoid a PQRS-and value-based modifier downward adjustment.
But, the use the graphitizing modifier type FeSiSr in the casting of pig irons leads to a decrease in dimensions of the compact graphite separations (type 7, respectively type 6) (charge 2 and 4), in comparation to the graphitizing modifier type FeSi which leads to the obtaining of compact graphite separations, which slightly greater dimensions (type 5) (charge 1 and 3) (Fig.
Coding modifiers can significantly increase total reimbursement.
Modifier 2P is used to indicate that the service was not provided for patient reasons, such as the patient declining or religious objections.
As the European economy gradually recovers from a three-year period of "economic stagnation" that ended in late 2003, various sectors and markets are now seeing positive increases, such as the European market for rheology modifiers in paints.
The shell thickness of a core/shell impact modifier is the single most important factor determining its effectiveness in toughening rigid PVC.
Based on these findings, Metabolix developed I6001 polymeric modifier which significantly improves impact resistance and toughness in rigid and flexible PVC applications without compromising PVC transparency or UV stability.
Using typical levels of impact modifier, the new technology can achieve up to 75% higher Charpy notched impact strength than comparable standard POM impact modified grades, while still maintaining similar stiffness and tensile strength as can be seen in Figure 1.
Also multiple blends (impact modifier and processing aids) for special applications such as foamed PVC and low-gloss products.
Modifier -2P means the service was not provided for patient reasons, such as the patient declining or religious objections.
When billing a carrier for the cost of returning a patient to the operating room for management of a complication, you should use modifier 78 on the claim form.