Does anyone have any information on these situations?
An orthopaedic sees a patient charges fx management, the fx is not progressing properly and after several weeks the ortho refers the patient to a hand specialist in the group for possible surgery. The ortho has already billed fx management, would a modifier be required for the surgical procedure if so which?
If the hand surgeon also sees the patient for fx management can he charge out as such?
Should the original ortho claim be refunded and billed as an E&M or a fx management with
a modifier to show reduced services?