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Private payers are issuing policies for modifier FT (Unrelated evaluation and management (E/M) visit during a postoperative period, or on the same day as a procedure or another E/M visit. [Report when an E/M visit is furnished within the global period but is unrelated, or when one or more additional E/M visits furnished on the same day are unrelated]).
Can you guess how they're interpreting the modifier?
First impressions can be deceiving. The descriptor for modifier FT is a prime example.
Good news for providers still reeling from the nearly 4% conversion factor cut in the recent Physician Fee Schedule\: a bill passed in the Senate on Dec. 9 is expected to avert 5% in further cuts.
The official count is in. While the plight of physician practices during the COVID pandmic is well-known, new data from CMS provides a full accounting of the grisly financial landscape.
If you’ve been following the split (or shared) and critical care saga you know that Medicare announced in the final 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule that it would require new modifiers with the services.


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