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When you are adding a -59 modifier to physical therapy charges, example the patient is seen for 10 of manual and 15 of ther act, you can still add the -59 modifier even though Medicare uses the terminology "15 minute time blocks?"
 

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The 59 modifier wouldn't be required in this instance. Per the CPT guidelines, each service would qualify for billing. Just beware that the "total" minutes of the therapy (when calculated) are what determines the total allowable units to be billed.
 
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