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Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert

You Be the Coder:
Use Appropriate Policy to Justify Modifier 59 Usage

Question: I have a Medicare patient that keeps coming back to see the doctor for treatment of a corn. The note indicates that the corn is painful and the patient is diabetic; however, there are no diabetic manifestations noted in the progress note. The note indicates that the corn was shaved with a scalpel and then cryo done on the left [...]