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64400- Trigeminal Nerve Block

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.

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