59 modifier

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Hello everyone,
I have a question. I have been doing coding for 6 years at a provider office. We used 59 modifiers for all insurances.
I have since merged to a facilty location and we had training yesterday on 59 modifiers. This location is only using 59 modifiers for medicare and medicare advantage programs. I inquired about other insurances needing 59 modifiers but was told this was a medicare and medicare advantage modifier only.
I do not think this is correct. Can someone help me?
Thank-you
 

skh_fla

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Modifier 59 should be used if appropriate regardless of the insurance - and if the payor doesn't follow Medicare they will soon enough anyway.
 
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