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    what modifier would be used for attempted ESI the needle was put in the space but no medicine was injected due to bone spurs

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    Take a look at 73 for the ASC if no blocks were administered..and 74 if they were... The physician would report 53. Hope that helps..
    Last edited by ARCPC9491; 04-13-2009 at 09:30 AM.

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    the patient had iv sedation would you still use those modifiers?

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    If they had an IV sedation, you would use modifier 74 - "Discontinued outpatient hospital/ASC procedure after administration of anesthesia"

    The physician would report modifier 53 for the discontinued procedure.

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    thanks for your help

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