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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

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Incomplete Service Doesn't Mean Nonexistent Payment

Know the rules for modifiers 52 and 53 to collect your payments despite not completing procedures. Your surgeon performs a total abdominal hysterectomy, but decides not to do the partial vaginectomy. How should you code for this? The answer: Ask why he stopped the procedure. When the physician can’t complete a procedure, many coders are confused about when to use [...]