Attempted surgery modifier ?

seslinger

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I have a doctor who placed the Interstim bilaterally (64561) but since there was no response/ or sensory they did not leave the Interstim in. This was a completed procedure though. Also this is for an ASC so I was thinkin I should use -52 or -74 ?

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Sheila, CPC
 
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You say it was a COMPLETED PROCEDURE

ASC is NOT my area of expertise .... but ...

You say "This was a completed procedure though." Why would you need ANY modifier?

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
 

mhstrauss

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ASC is NOT my area of expertise .... but ...

You say "This was a completed procedure though." Why would you need ANY modifier?

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
I agree with this. The fact that the patient didn't have the expected response shouldn't have any bearing on the coding. If the procedure was completed, no modifiers are needed.
 

mitchellde

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ASC is NOT my area of expertise .... but ...

You say "This was a completed procedure though." Why would you need ANY modifier?

Hope that helps.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
I was thinking the same thought! If the procedure was completed A-Z then you just report it with no modifier.
 
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