Since the beginning of the year my doctor's office has merged with 2 other offices of different specialties. I work for an orthopaedic office and the other offices are family practice and a variety of other specialties not including orthopaedics. I have been told that I do not have to worry about using modifiers for patient's that have had surgery with a provider outside of the orthopaedic department. I just want to make sure that this is correct. How is this supposed to work?