Modifier Choice

Modifier Choice Key in Boosting Payments for Bilateral Procedures

If you report bilateral procedures — and most practices do — how you tell your payers that you performed the same services on both sides of the body depends greatly on the payer itself. But there are some general tools and strategies you can follow that will point you in the right direction, and help […]
X Modifiers Over Modifier 59

When to Use X Modifiers Over Modifier 59

Consistent misuse and abuse of modifier 59 has put it on the Office of the Inspector General’s active radar. Meaning they are just waiting for you to slip up. To make matters worse, modifier 59 sub-modifiers (XE, XS, XP, XU) and varying carrier guidelines, make it even more difficult to get it right. In fact, […]