Dempsey Posted Wed 13th of August, 2014 14:05:40 PM
Surgeon was planning to perform 63020 procedure. Anesthesia was started however upon placement on the table surgeon found a carbuncle and aborted the surgery. Is surgeon eligible for reimbursement 63020 with modifier 53. No incision was made.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 14th of August, 2014 06:55:10 AM
Yes, you may bill code 63020 with modifier 53.
Modifier 53 represents 'Discontinued Procedure'.