General Question for the Week of May 22, 2017

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Question:

I have a comment to the answer posted to an April 10 question. You stated that, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), there is no cost to the hospital for a device being inserted and that modifier –FB must be appended to the procedure code (not the device code) under certain circumstances.

I had thought -FB was no longer a CMS requirement; rather the facility should utilize the correct condition code as well as the amount of credit in the “FD” value code?