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I was wondering if facilities typically increase the charge for the procedure when they append a modifier 22.
For hospital claims, I don't believe the use of 22 would be very common for us. If an OR procedure took longer the time-based OR charge would cover it. If the procedure took longer in another procedural area, say Cath lab which is "coded" from the charge master, I am not certain how anyone would know to add the -22 to the charge/coding for the claim. Can you give an example of when you might use it on the hospital claim or are you referring to the provider claim?
I should have clarified. I am speaking in regards to the professional fee.