Wiki Reduced Labor Epidural

lcole7465

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I have a scenario that was presented to me. The anesthesiologist begins the process of placing the Epidural. The patient states that she feels the need to push, she is laid down and delivers the baby. Since the epidural was never placed how should this be coded? I know it should be the 01967, but can we bill this with a -52 modifier for Reduced Services since the epidural was never actually placed?

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