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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

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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Therefore, 1-NaphOH was also employed as the modifier and the results are present in Runs 16-19, Table 1.
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7, we have included compounds where PHA was replaced by the same levels of ASA and ABS impact modifiers. None of the compounds contain UV stabilizers and otherwise have identical composition (PVC, 18 phr DINA plasticizer, 4.5 phr ESO, 4 phr BaZn liquid stabilizer, 15 phr impact modifier).
IMN: The program allows physician groups that successfully participate in PQRS to opt for a 0% modifier rather than take on risk based on quality and cost.
We believe physician groups will be able to participate in PQRS in 2013 successfully; receive a PQRS incentive payment; avoid the PQRS and value-based modifier downward adjustment; and have the opportunity to elect the value-based modifier for an upward payment adjustment for providing low-cost, high-quality care.
ACRYSOL DR-110 Rheology Modifier is a new HASE offering from Dow Coating Materials that offers architectural paint formulators a cost-effective alternative to hydrophobically-modified hydroxyethyl cellulose (HMHEC).
The easiest way is to start with a modifier of 1.00, then add or subtract based on the following paragraphs to get the final modifier, then multiply the modifier and the CV to get the modified cross-sectional requirement.