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    I have a Dr., whose patient requested NO anesthetic during her epidural injection; he injected the Omnipaque but did not like the "spread" so after discussion with the patient, they discontinued the procedure. Would modifer -73 be correct?

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    are you coding for the physician, an ASC, or hospital?

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    I code for the ASC.

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    yes, then I would apply the 73 modifier---however did he give her a local anesthetic (Marcaine, Lidocaine) prior to the injection of the Omnipaque? This could change things as well.

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    Thank you! No he did not use any "caines"

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