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Jan 15th, 2016 - donnaulmer 2 

Pilonidal Cyst

Is there a CPT® code for tried but failed Pilonidal Cyst removal? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Jan 15th, 2016 - petunia 195 

re: Pilonidal Cyst

11770-11772 with a modifier 53 would be my suggestion.

Under certain circumstances, the physician or other qualified health care professional 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 surgical or diagnostic procedure was started but discontinued. This circumstance may be reported by adding modifier 53 to the code reported by the individual for the discontinued procedure. Note: This modifier is not used to report the elective cancellation of a procedure prior to the patient's anesthesia induction and/or surgical preparation in the operating suite. For outpatient hospital/ambulatory surgery center (ASC) reporting of a previously scheduled procedure/service that is partially reduced or cancelled as a result of extenuating circumstances or those that threaten the well being of the patient prior to or after administration of anesthesia, see modifiers 73 and 74 (see modifiers approved for ASC hospital outpatient use



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