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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

You Needn't Fear Denials: CMS Accepts Modifier 59.. for Now

Wait for CMS instructions on how to use X modifiers; use this time to update your systems. CMS created the new X{EPSU} modifiers to cut down on overuse of modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) but there is still lack of clarity on when these modifiers will become mandatory for use. CMS hasn’t issued any further instruction on the modifiers thus [...]