conchal bowl cartilage graft harvest

TammyM

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Our physician started the procedure (cpt 21235) and had to bank the cartilage graft to the mastoid instead of the nose because pt had excessive bleeding and blood pressure lability. Pt is going to come back for the definitive procedure in 2 weeks. How do I code this?
 
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-53 modifier

NOT my area of expertise, but I'm thinking:

21235 with -53 modifier for this discontinued procedure.

21235 in 2 weeks with -76 modifier for "repeat" procedure.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M
 
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