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Discontinued vs. Unsuccessful Procedures
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The ED doctor attemptted a femoral central line two times. He was unsuccessful. Should this be coded with the modifer-25. In the past I was told for an unsuccesful Lumbar Puncture we didn’t need the modifer because the fluid may not have been retrieved due to a medical problem. We have charged for the materials used.
A completed procedure can be coded whether or not it was successful. A discontinued procedure can be identified with modifier 52 if no anesthesia was planned. You can do a search on this website for an article titled "Discontinued vs. Unsuccessful Procedures" for more information.
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