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General Surgery Coding Alert

Modifier Update: CMS Speaks: X{EPSU} Offers 'No Benefit' For Now

- Published on Mon, May 18, 2015
You may keep using 59 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 some payer-specific advice about the [...]

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