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    Default Pushes/Modifier 59

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    A patient comes in for a chemo infusion. During that infusion the patient receives 4 pushes.
    Each push is a different chemo drug. They are administered sequentially during the encounter.
    Question: Do 3 of the 4 pushes get a modifier 59?

    Thank you fellow coders

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    If all the drugs that are being pushed are part of a chemo regimen the pt is being treated with, I would not use the 59 modifier. 96413/for the drug being infused + 96411x4. Best regards -
    Lioubov Petrova, CPC, CHONC

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    Default iv push

    the IV push would be an add-on code
    96375 x each additional sequential push of a new drug
    so no modifier is needed

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