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Dynamic Chiropractic – December 1, 2020 (Vol. 38, Issue 12)

Can You Overuse a Modifier? Guidelines for Using 59 vs. XS

Samuel A. Collins
As you are likely aware, there are requirements related to modifier 59 when you are utilizing the codes 97124 (therapeutic massage) and 97140 (manual therapy), or 97112 (neuromuscular re-education). Per the Correct Coding Initiative Edits (CCI Edits), "Physical medicine and rehabilitation services described by CPT codes 97112, 97124, and 97140 are not separately reportable when performed in a spinal region undergoing chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT). 

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