We had an unusal occurance last week in the OR. Our anesthesologist had preformed the pre-op and put the pt under. A fire broke out in the OR. The pt had to be awakened. Can the anesthesologist bill? He would normally bill the anestheisa code with a modifier 52. We found a Medicare policy that says we should not be billing because the surgery was not cancelled due to pt condition. But for hospital problem. The doctor feels he should be able to. Who is correct?
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