Physician Information

Our compassionate presence serves to bring physical, emotional and spiritual healing to those suffering from illnesses and fragmented relationships. The Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, our Associates, and affiliated members are called to see and act through the lens of justice, to make visible the truth that all women and men are to share the fruits of God's graciousness in Jesus. This mission is not possible without the partnerships we share with the physicians we are privileged to work with.

We value the relationships we have developed with our care providers. These resources are available to assist you in the work that you do in caring for patients in the communities we serve. If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-829-8660.

Hospice Billing

When and how do we use the GV and GW modifiers when billing for patients that are under the care of hospice?

The GV modifier is placed in field 24D on the HCFA 1500 claim form. This is the modifier used when a physician is the Attending Physician for a hospice patient and not associated with the hospice in any way (employed, contracted, or volunteering), but who is providing a service that is related to the diagnosis for which a patient has been enrolled into hospice.

The GW modifier is used when a physician is the Attending Physician for a hospice patient and not associated with the hospice in any way (employed, contracted, or volunteering) who is providing a services that is not related to the diagnosis for which a patient has been enrolled onto hospice. Source: NHPCO NewsBriefs, Volume 6, Issue 41 (October 14, 2004)