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    Unhappy Modifier 74 HELP!!!!

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    Hey all, hoping someone can help me.
    A patient came in for an US Sonohysterography saline infusion at our OP Center. The Doc had to cancel the procedure because he couldn't advance the catheter. The cath introduction CPT is 58340. Is there any modifier that we can append to this CPT code to report that the procedure was cancelled. My first thought was 74, but this is a procedure that doesn't use sedation or anesthesia. Your help is appreciated!
    Carol Fowler, CPC-H, CCS

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    Is a local anesthetic used? If so, that qualifies as anesthesia, so mod-74 would be appropriate.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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