http://www.acep.org/Content.aspx?id=30500 This link includes Teaching Physician Guidelines FAQ from the ACEP site. The ACEP site is a great reference for ED coding. For further info: http://www.acep.org/reimbursement/
Yes, completed procedures can be billed even if unsuccessful. Physician's knowledge, skill and risk still exist. The documentation will determine if you need to append modifier -52 for reduced services or -53 for a discontinued procedure. Some ED providers do not want to charge for unsuccessful procedures or will not bill if the procedure will be repeated by a specialist on the same date. Check your in-house policy.
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