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General Surgery Coding Alert

CCI Impact:

Check Your Modifier 59 Use in 2015

Get ready for 4 new X{EPSU} choices. You probably rely on modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) when your surgeon performs two separate procedures for the same patient on the same day — but you might need to stop that habit. That’s because frequent modifier 59 misuse has driven CMS to create four new, more precise modifier options for reporting your [...]