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    I bill for an Ophthalmic ASC. We have had to discontinue surgery on several of our patients for various reasons. We want to bill Medicare for these procedures using a 73 modifier. Our patient has been prepped, IV, put on bed, but not taken in to the OR room and then the surgery is cancelled, can we bill with a 73 modifier? Lori

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    No to use the 73 modifier the patient must be in the room where the procedure is to be performed when he decision to discontinue is made.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you. That is what I thought but wanted to verify it. Lori

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