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Check Out These Cases to Master X Modifiers

Some payers still want modifier 59, but others will crave specificity. In 2015, Medicare created the X modifiers to replace modifier 59 (Distinct procedural services). Medicare made this move in order to make distinct procedural services coding more specific because CMS is concerned that physicians might be abusing the modifier. With the X modifiers, Medicare believes it can curb the [...]