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Under certain circumstances, the physician may need to indicate that a procedure or service was distinct or independent from other non-E/M services performed on the same day. CPT modifier 59 is used to identify procedures and services, other than E/M services, that are not normally reported together but are appropriate under the circumstances.
CPT Modifier 59 Coding Examples
Podiatry: Example 1
Podiatry: Example 2
Dermatology: Example 3
Hematology/Oncology: Example 4
CPT modifier 59 should be uncommon but is appropriate if the procedures are performed at either:
Gastroenterology: Example 5
Surgery: Example 6
Cardiology: Example 7
Cardiology: Example 8
Electrophysiology: Example 9
Physical Medicine: Example 10
Laboratory Services: Example 11
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