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  • 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.