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Use Modifiers XP, XU Only in Specific Situations

Here’s why your use of these modifiers will be rare. While CPT® still has modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) on the books, some insurers are asking coders to use the more specific X{EPSU} modifiers in place of 59. Quick rundown: The most commonly used X{EPSU} modifiers are XS (Separate structure) and XE (Separate encounter). There are two other X modifiers, [...]