Proper Use of Modifier 59

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a special article to clarify the proper use of modifier 59. The article only clarifies existing policy. The article defines the definition of modifier 59 and provides several situations and examples when modifier 59 should be utilized. The article also defines which modifier should be used…

ICD-10 Implementation Update

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015. Stay…