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Radical retropubic prostatectomy question

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    I need help in coding this situation: Two of my doctors, one assisting the other, were in the OR to do a radical retropubic prostatectomy . They opened the patient only to discover that the operation could not be performed. I am not sure; but I think I can code CPT 55840 with a modifier of 53(discontinued procedure)? Thanks in advance for your help!
    Lisa H. Fudge,CPC,CPMA
    Practice Manager
    Carolina Urology Partners, PLLC
    Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
    803-327-1116 x6636

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