Apr 1st, 2010
By Janice G. Jacobs, CPA, CPC, CCS, ROCC Stereotactic radiosurgery is a noninvasive method of delivering external radiation to eradicate or immobilize tumors or other abnormalities using highly-focused gamma rays or X-ray beams that converge on the area of interest with minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. Stereotactic radiosurgery is performed on various types of ...
Mar 1st, 2007
Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CHCC, CRN When used appropriately, modifier 59 tells a payer that, due to special circumstances, two codes that are normally “bundled” (by either National Correct Coding Initiative, NCCI, edits or CPT guidelines) should be paid separately. But because modifier 59 is such a powerful tool — and because providers may apply it to increase payments inappropria...