Lindye Posted Thu 27th of December, 2012 18:12:52 PM
The doctor was performing a trigeminal nerve block,64400 when he aborted it due to the needle penetrating the oral cavity. Should this be billed to insurance as a discontinued procedure,with modifier 53 or not billed at all ,due to dr. error? Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of January, 2013 20:08:10 PM
This is discontinued procedure. Bill it with Modifier 53.Physician may elect to terminate a surgical or diagnostic procedure.