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Cancelled cataract surgery

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    Default Cancelled cataract surgery
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    Patient was brought into the operating room and was given intravenous sedation. Patient became nauseated and was vomiting and surgery was cancelled. Would mod. 74 apply here or 73? Thanks.

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    If this was an outpatient procedure, I would say use modifier 74 because the procedure was cancelled after the administration of anesthesia.

    74- Discontinued Out-Patient Procedure After Anesthesia Administration

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    I agree with msbrowning. The 74 modifier is appropriate for this scenario

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    THanks for the input. I appreciate it.

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