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    Default unsuccessful LP

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    If the physician attempts a LP 3 times with unsuccessful return of fluid. And the patient will be given a referral for an LP under flouroscopy. Do you bill for this procedure? And if so, what modifier? 52 or 53? Thank you!

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    Report this with 52. Mod 53 is used when the physican discontinues the procedure that may be due to patient intolerance or etc...

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