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...