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Otolaryngology Coding Alert


Choose From 59/X After Separating Procedures

Payer preference still drives 59/X decision. Coders confronted with claims in which they need to provide evidence of distinct procedural services have several issues to sort out. And since 2015, there’s been another factor for coders to consider when deciding on modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) coding. Since the introduction of the X modifiers two years ago, the coder is [...]