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Comprehend Components to Avoid Modifier Madness

Question: Which modifiers should I use for an encounter where our physician provided an interpretation and report for an electrocardiogram (EKG) and Holter monitor on the same day? Will 93224-26, 93000-26-59 work? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: Coding for both of these services on the same day is the easy part here, and you are using modifier 59 (Distinct professional service) correctly. [...]