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Question: Our doctors sometimes have to cancel a procedure because of patient prep non-compliance, patient emergency, a fever, etc. Is it okay to just stick modifier 53 (Discontinued services) on the ... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Looking at Part B denial rates for modifiers 52 (Reduced services) or 53 (Discontinued procedure), it appears easier to get contractors to buy your reasons for stopping a procedure than your reasons f... More
Question: Our doctors sometimes have to cancel a procedure because of patient prep non-compliance, patient emergency, a fever, etc. Is it okay to just stick modifier 53 (Discontinued services) on the ... More
In perhaps another sign of the growth in services furnished by non-physician practitioners, the SSA is being asked to give equal weight to the medical findings of NPPs when determining whether a pe... More
Looking at Part B denial rates for modifiers 52 (Reduced services) or 53 (Discontinued procedure), it appears easier to get contractors to buy your reasons for stopping a procedure than your reasons f... More
Tools
This sample template for immediate post-op notes is courtesy of Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Pikeville leadership requires physicians to complete this form before the patient goes to the next level of care unless accompanied by the practitioner who did the procedure. Full post-operative reports should be completed according to hospital policy.
Click the "Download file" link to access an annual wellness visit (AWV) form updated for 2016 with new screenings.

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