• Appending Modifier -24 When Patient Changes Insurance

    Question: We have a patient who had cataract surgery while under insurance A and is currently in the postoperative period. Patient has switched to insurance B and is seeing us for an exam that is unrelated to the procedure. Should we append modifier -24 to the exam?

    Answer: It would be appropriate to append modifier -24, indicating that it is unrelated even though the patient now carries a different insurance.