Modifier 53

shellysk8

Networker
Messages
61
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Best answers
0
If a surgical procedure is discontinued, the surgeon should bill the procedure with a modifier -53 to indicate this. Is there any reason that the anesthesiologist should indicate the -53? The base units for the code would not change, and the time units would indicate the shortened procedure, so my belief is no, but I am looking to confirm this.

Thank you in advance! Shelly Kubacki, MPA, CPC
 
Top