CMS Introduces New HCPCS Modifiers, Shifting Away From “-59 Modifier”


CMS introduces new HCPCS modifiers, CPMA and APMA seek clarification.

In an MLN Matters article CMS announced four new modifiers to define subsets of the CPT modifier “-59,” which is used to define distinct procedural services. The implementation date is set for January 5, 2015.

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