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Cardiology Coding Alert

Always Use Caution When Appending Modifiers

Never append modifier 59 to an E/M service. It's important to pay attention to modifier indicators as you're looking through the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits. When the modifier indicator is "0," remember this means you cannot break an edit under any circumstances. On the other hand, a modifier indicator of "1" lets you know that an edit can be [...]