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    I was told that 51 and 59 modifier can not be used together. Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coder1 View Post
    I was told that 51 and 59 modifier can not be used together. Is this true?
    I can't think of any reason you would need to use both - if you have to identify something as a distinct procedure, then it's obvious that there were multiple procedures done. So to answer your question in a nutshell, yes - it's true.

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