For TARs submitted on or after August 27, 2018:
On paper TARs, enter the appropriate modifier(s) after the procedure code in the NDC/UPN or Procedure Code field (Box 11). For eTARs enter the modifier(s) in the Modifiers Box(es) of the Transportation Service Codes & Total Units field and include details related to the services in the Enter Miscellaneous TAR Information field.
For TARs submitted from July 1, 2016 through August 26, 2018:
Applicable modifiers are entered in the Medical Justification
field (Box 8C) of the paper TAR or the Enter Miscellaneous TAR Information
field on the eTAR.
Note: Box 8C on the paper TAR must include not only the modifier used, but also the description of service provided. (Example: A0130 + UJ, wheelchair service, night transport service).
Providers are not always required to add modifiers to TARs. However, providers must enter details related to the services requested in the Medical Justification field (Box 8C) of the paper TAR or in the Enter Miscellaneous TAR Information field of the eTAR.
For additional information, providers may view eTAR tutorials, which are accessible on the Provider Training page of the Medi-Cal Learning Portal.