CPT® 53, Under Provider Services and Ambulatory Service Center Modifiers

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 53 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Provider Services and Ambulatory Service Center Modifiers.

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Summary

Append modifier 53 to a diagnostic or surgical procedure when the physician begins a procedure and then decides to terminate it, since continuing the procedure will threaten the patient’s health.

 

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