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    Does anybody know what modifier to use for a close reduction w/manip for a failed hip displasya? The doctor attempted the procedure twice but it failed.
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    it is my understanding that you bill with no mdifier, even if the sx was unsuccessful because you bill the intended procedure. your physician did all of the work of a closed just did not work. i would only bill the closed reduction code 1 time even though the dr tried twice.

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