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Cardiology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Understand Modifier 59 Rules

Question: I was told that separate ICD-10 codes are not required to report modifier 59. But, we never seem to be able to get paid with this modifier unless we have separate diagnosis codes. Can you advise? Ohio Subscriber Answer: Insurers essentially state across-the-board that separate ICD-10 codes are not required to use modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service). For example, [...]