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Check This Modifier 59 Reminder

Question: Thanks for your article last month on the modifier 59 rules. The article said that separate ICD-10 codes are not required to report modifier 59, but we never seem to be able to get paid with this modifier unless we have separate diagnosis codes. Are you sure separate diagnoses are not required? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: Insurers essentially state across-the-board [...]