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" Discontinued Procedure: Under certain circumstances, the physician may elect to terminate a surgical or diagnostic procedure. Due to extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well being of the patient, it may be necessary to indicate that a... "
Business of Medical Practice: Advanced Profit Maximization Techniques for ... - Page 121
by David Edward Marcinko - 2004 - 494 pages
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Handbook of Gastroenterologic Procedures

Douglas A. Drossman, Ian S. Grimm, Nicholas J. Shaheen - Medical - 2005 - 417 pages
...service(s) may be identified by appending this modifier to the additional procedure or service code(s). 53 Discontinued Procedure: Under certain circumstances,...extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well-being of the patient, it may be necessary to indicate that a surgical or diagnostic procedure...
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The Modifier Clinic: A Guide to Hospital Outpatient Issues

Lolita M. Jones - Medical - 2005 - 213 pages
...modifier -53 was used for reporting these discontinued services. Prior to 2/22/05: Use modifier -74 when, due to extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well being of the patient, the physician had to terminate a surgical or diagnostic procedure after the administration of anesthesia...
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