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    Default Discontinued CVL placement

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    If a CVL placement is discontinued due to the line will not go over the guidewire, would a 52-reduces services be used or a 53-discontinued procedure ..

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    Last edited by busydawnis; 01-19-2009 at 11:09 AM.

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Discontinued

    I think you answered your own question - it's discontinued, so -53 modifier.

    -52 modifier is used when you PLAN to do something that is less than the full description of the procedure.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thank you,


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