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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

Modifier Review: Know Your Modifier 59 Better for Cleaner Claims

- Published on Fri, Dec 04, 2015
Modifier 59 (Distinct procedural service) is used when two codes are not normally reported together (for instance, one code may be bundled with the other), but may be billed together under certain circumstances (for instance, if the two procedures occurred at different anatomic locations during the same patient encounter). Modifier 59 is the “modifier of last resort” because you should [...]

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