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Keeping Tabs on When Modifier 59 Is Allowed

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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