Question Breast clip insertion and removal

suec

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A breast localization device was implanted by mammographies guidance, there was an issue and the clip was removed a few minutes later. CPT code 19281-RT. Do you need to add modifier 74 because the clip was removed. I don’t think so but we have a disagree among coders. thanks
 

tammyross

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A breast localization device was implanted by mammographies guidance, there was an issue and the clip was removed a few minutes later. CPT code 19281-RT. Do you need to add modifier 74 because the clip was removed. I don’t think so but we have a disagree among coders. thanks
I wouldn't think you would have to report a -74 modifier on the code as the procedure was completed.
 
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