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Cancelled procedureunder MAC

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    Oakbrook, IL
    Default Cancelled procedureunder MAC
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    Good Morning:

    Patient scheduled for EGD and PEG plcment under MAC surgeon got as far as the EGD had to cancel procedure due to altered oral maxillary anatomy. Anesthesia time was 1908-2010. Question is since this was MAC do I still use modifier -53 to my anesthesia code?

    Thank you

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    I just had a case like this a few days ago. We don't use the -53 modifier on anesthesia. Just submit the claim for the service performed.
    Lisa Alonso, MS Ed, COC, CPC, CRC

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    73 & 74 are Anesthesia Modifiers used depending on cancellation prior or post administration of anesthesia. Hope this helps.

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    Depending on payer too..
    not all recognize the modifiers

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