GeneralQuestion of the Week

General Question for the Week of October 9, 2017

Question:

Can modifier 59 be reported with E&M codes?

Answer:

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, modifier 59 (distinct procedural service) may not be appended to the evaluation and management (E&M) services CPT® codes 99201–99499 or to radiation treatment management CPT code 77427.

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