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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: cindy.conter on March 18, 2016, 10:02:21 AM

Title: Partial testing
Post by: cindy.conter on March 18, 2016, 10:02:21 AM
When performing nuclear stress test on patients over a specific size, we split the test into two sessions.  Patient no-showed 2nd half.  Can we bill for the first half with modifer 53?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Partial testing
Post by: Michele on March 21, 2016, 12:43:55 PM
That appears to be the best option based on what you are describing.  I found the following information that might be helpful:  http://www.wpsmedicare.com/j5macpartb/resources/modifiers/modifier-53.shtml