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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Physician Notes:

Noridian's Modifier 59 Notice Shocks Coders

Plus: ‘New’ CMS-1500 is effective now. A little-noticed but highly confusing announcement that Noridian Medicare posted last fall has been causing coders to scratch their heads, and for good reason. The Part B payer has rejected some modifier 59 (Distinct procedural services) claims, citing a September announcement that “Modifier 59 is no longer considered a valid repeat modifier. Procedures billed [...]