You Be the Coder:
Keeping Tabs on When Modifier 59 Is Allowed
Published on Wed Dec 11, 2013
Question: We were just notified that modifier 59 is no longer accepted by Medicare payers. Can you tell us what we should use instead?
Kentucky Subscriber Answer: You can still use modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) when you need to demonstrate that two separate and distinct procedures were performed during the same session. What you [...]
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