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Patient Expiration

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    Lafayette, LA
    Question Patient Expiration
    Medical Coding Books
    I am coding an anesthesia case for a patient that expired during the procedure. Are there any special modifiers or billing guidelines that come into play?

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    No additional modifier is applicable. If intra-operative resuscitation efforts were performed (i.e. CPR) it is not separately billable but if invasive lines were placed (i.e. aline, CVP...) they would be billable.

    Julie, CPC

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