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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Modifiers:
CMS Unveils 4 New Modifiers to Offset Unwarranted Use of 59

Judicious selection and not playing safe will be the key terms for future. Popularity can be a great thing—unless the OIG is watching. That’s when you don’t want to run with the crowd. Such has been the case with modifier 59, which CMS describes as “the most widely used HCPCS modifier,” and intends to stop that by introducing four modifiers [...]


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