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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Modifier Update:

CMS Admits to X(EPSU) Modifiers Not Being as Effective as Planned

Modifier 59 usage in its current form may be allowed until further notice.  Many surgery practices have been getting busy or getting worried regarding when and how to implement the X{EPSU} modifiers, which CMS created to avoid overuse of modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service). Absent specific CMS instruction, you may still be waiting, or you may be trying to follow [...]

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