AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2007 Issue 4; FOR your INFORMATION

Interrupted procedures

OPPS FINAL RULE The following information was posted in the November 27, 2007, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule at www.cms.gov. Interrupted procedures Currently, when a procedure is interrupted after its initiation or the administration of anesthesia, hospitals append modifier 74 (Discontinued outpatient procedure after anesthesia administration) to the interrupted procedure. In addition, when a procedure requiring anesthesia is discontinued after the patient is prepared for the procedure and taken to the room where the procedure is to be performed, but before the administration of anesthesia, hospitals currently append modifier 73 (Discontinued outpatient procedure prior to...

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