I have a similar dilemma. Physician attempted a Common Iliac PTA but was unable to cross the lesion. I have not been able to find any guidance in writing about these particular situations are to be coded. I was thinking 35473 with modifier 52 could also be appropriate.
Per Encoder Pro "Modifier 52 is used for surgical procedures and certain diagnostic procedures for which anesthesia was not planned. Report this modifier when the procedure was discontinued after the patient was prepared and brought to the room where the procedure was to be performed only."
Modifer 53 definition: "Under certain circumstances, the physician may elect to terminate a surgical or diagnostic procedure. Due to extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well being of the patient, it may be necessary to indicate that a surgical or diagnostic procedure was started but discontinued..."
My patient isn't critical but would his 100% occlusion be considered an extenuating circumstance?
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