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conchal bowl cartilage graft harvest

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    Our physician started the procedure (cpt 21235) and had to bank the cartilage graft to the mastoid instead of the nose because pt had excessive bleeding and blood pressure lability. Pt is going to come back for the definitive procedure in 2 weeks. How do I code this?

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default -53 modifier
    NOT my area of expertise, but I'm thinking:

    21235 with -53 modifier for this discontinued procedure.

    21235 in 2 weeks with -76 modifier for "repeat" procedure.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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    If billing for an ASC look at modifiers 52 or 74

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