Question 2022 New Modifiers FT, FS, FQ, FR

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Hello, I was asked to research new modifiers for 2022. My research from reading the final rule physician fee schedule tells me that FS will be required for the new split/shared policy. I think FQ and FR might be only for mental health claims. The FT is for separate and unrelated E/M (billing two e/ms on one day ) I am unable to find anything on CMS, or don't know where to look. FASCO chat, had no information.
FQ ADD (Audio only service)
FR ADD (Two-way a/v dir supervision)
FS ADD (Split or shared e/m visit)
FT ADD (Separate unrelated e/m)
Any assistance where to find additional information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Hello, I was asked to research new modifiers for 2022. My research from reading the final rule physician fee schedule tells me that FS will be required for the new split/shared policy. I think FQ and FR might be only for mental health claims. The FT is for separate and unrelated E/M (billing two e/ms on one day ) I am unable to find anything on CMS, or don't know where to look. FASCO chat, had no information.
FQ ADD (Audio only service)
FR ADD (Two-way a/v dir supervision)
FS ADD (Split or shared e/m visit)
FT ADD (Separate unrelated e/m)
Any assistance where to find additional information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hi there, I would start by reading the full descriptors for those codes, available in the HCPCS 2022 code set. You should also read the relevant sections (Telehealth and E/M visits) in the 2022 final physician fee schedule. I can share some slides I created about FS and FT if you like.
 
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Sorry i can't share the slides before the event, but here are the basics.

FS (Split [or shared] evaluation and management visit). - Append to claims for split/shared encounters in a facility setting.

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]).

According to the final 2022 physician fee schedule FT should be reported with critical care visits performed during the global surgical period of another, unrelated procedure. However the wording of the descriptor suggests they would also be reported with other unrelated services, such as an E/M visit so stay tuned on that second bit.
 
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