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Attempted surgery modifier ?

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    I have a doctor who placed the Interstim bilaterally (64561) but since there was no response/ or sensory they did not leave the Interstim in. This was a completed procedure though. Also this is for an ASC so I was thinkin I should use -52 or -74 ?

    Thank you for any imput

    Sheila, CPC

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    74 for ASC

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    Default You say it was a COMPLETED PROCEDURE
    ASC is NOT my area of expertise .... but ...

    You say "This was a completed procedure though." Why would you need ANY modifier?

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    ASC is NOT my area of expertise .... but ...

    You say "This was a completed procedure though." Why would you need ANY modifier?

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    I agree with this. The fact that the patient didn't have the expected response shouldn't have any bearing on the coding. If the procedure was completed, no modifiers are needed.
    Meagan Strauss, CPC, CEMC
    Coding Coordinator
    The NeuroMedical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA

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    yes, I was just responding INCOMPLETE procedure in ASC to use 73/74....Sorry about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTessaBartels View Post
    ASC is NOT my area of expertise .... but ...

    You say "This was a completed procedure though." Why would you need ANY modifier?

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    I was thinking the same thought! If the procedure was completed A-Z then you just report it with no modifier.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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