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    I have a query , in anesthesia for the procedure 01402 , the DR. have aborted the procedure , the time spent by him is 34 mts , for us the for a particular insurance , in the anesthesia modifier used to be -P3 , could be appropriate for to bill both -P3 and -53 modifier together .

    Last edited by ank3t; 10-05-2016 at 07:24 AM.

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    Default -53 modifier in anesthesia

    You would use the appropriate anesthesia modifier (-AA, QZ, QY, QX, etc), the -53 and P3 modifiers together, yes, if the carrier deems these appropriate (some carriers don't recognize the physical status modifiers).

    Leslie Johnson, CPC
    Last edited by LeslieJ; 04-29-2008 at 07:48 PM. Reason: forgot my name

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    To my knowledge, modifer 53 is a surgical modifier and does not get used with anesthesia procedure codes (zero series codes). The P3 is appropriate.

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