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    Apr 2007

    Default Surgery canceled

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    Patient was admitted as outpatient for surgery. The surgery was canceled due to unacceptable labs. The provider performed the evaluation. Would you bill the surgery code with modifer 52 or charge a 99211-99215 with place of service as outpatient?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

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    If surgery was cancelled before the patient even got to the OR, then you cannot use the CPT for the originally scheduled procedure.

    Use the appropriate E/M code based on documentation.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Thank you very much

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