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Billing NON-USED neurostimulator lead

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    Default Billing NON-USED neurostimulator lead
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    Our pain management specialist tried to implant 2 stimulator leads(L8680). One lead was implanted, the other (after several attempts) had to be removed because good positioning could not be achieved. Can I bill both leads to the major medical insurance company since the 2nd lead cannot be reused?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Yes! The doctor opened it with all intentions to use it. It can not be used again. Every penny counts!

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    i would check to see if a modifier is needed for exam mod 52 for reduced services or 53 for discontinued procedure

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