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Pediatric Coding Alert

Even CMS Advises Waiting to Use X{EPSU} Modifiers

There is ‘no benefit’ to using the new modifiers at this point, government reps say. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the X{EPSU} modifiers to cut down on overuse of modifier 59—but now the agency is advising practices to stick with 59 for the time being. Background: Last summer, CMS announced that it was debuting four “X” [...]

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