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Does anyone have experience with modifier 55? I work for two doctors, and the one doctor has a well established patient that he did sugery on, and he asked the other doctor, who has never seen nor treated this patient, to see him for all of his follow up visits after surgery (he is still an inpatient at the hospital). Because the patient is still in the global from his surgery, I am wondering if there is a way to bill and get paid for this since he is being seen by a different doctor during the post-op period, however, I don't know if I would bill the E/M code with the modifier 55 or if I have to bill the same code we billed for the surgery with the modifier 55. I have seen documentation which says both, and I', confused. Please help!!!