59 modifier confusion

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CMS uses this example on their wedsite:
CPT Code 97140 – Manual therapy techniques (eg, mobilization/manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction), one or more regions, each 15 minutes
>CPT Code 97530 – Therapeutic activities, direct (one-on-one) patient contact by the provider (use of dynamic activities to improve functional performance), each 15 minutes
Modifier 59 may be reported if the two procedures are performed in distinctly different 15 minute time blocks. For example, one service may be performed during the initial 15 minutes of therapy and the other service performed during the second 15 minutes of therapy. Alternatively, the therapy time blocks may be split. For example, manual therapy might be performed for 10 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of therapeutic activities, followed by another 5 minutes of manual therapy. CPT code 97530 should not be reported and modifier.
Starting with Alternatively is where I'm confused. Why can't you report 97530 with a 59 modifier if the therapist already did 10 minutes of manual and 15 min of ther act? That's 25 minutes.
 
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CMS uses this example on their wedsite:
CPT Code 97140 – Manual therapy techniques (eg, mobilization/manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction), one or more regions, each 15 minutes
>CPT Code 97530 – Therapeutic activities, direct (one-on-one) patient contact by the provider (use of dynamic activities to improve functional performance), each 15 minutes
Modifier 59 may be reported if the two procedures are performed in distinctly different 15 minute time blocks. For example, one service may be performed during the initial 15 minutes of therapy and the other service performed during the second 15 minutes of therapy. Alternatively, the therapy time blocks may be split. For example, manual therapy might be performed for 10 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of therapeutic activities, followed by another 5 minutes of manual therapy. CPT code 97530 should not be reported and modifier.
Starting with Alternatively is where I'm confused. Why can't you report 97530 with a 59 modifier if the therapist already did 10 minutes of manual and 15 min of ther act? That's 25 minutes.

It states:
"Modifier 59 may be reported if the two procedures are performed in distinctly different 15 minute time blocks. For example, one service may be performed during the initial 15 minutes of therapy and the other service performed during the second 15 minutes of therapy.

Alternatively, the therapy time blocks may be split. For example, manual therapy might be performed for 10 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of therapeutic activities, followed by another 5 minutes of manual therapy. CPT code 97530 should not be reported and modifier 59 should not be used if the two procedures are performed during the same time block."

The use of the 59 here is to indicate that the 15 minutes of manual therapy is completely separate from the 15 minutes of therapeutic. Everything is separated into 15 minute blocks. If the 15 minutes of therapeutic falls in the middle of the 15 minute block for manual, they are no longer separate and distinct; they are occurring during the same time block. In other words, the 15 minute block for manual and the 15 minute block for therapeutic must each occur on its own, separate from one another; one can't interrupt the time block of the other.
 
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