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    Fee Ticket

    Hi! Can someon help me with the fee ticket for Ablations.. I have a new EP Doctor in our office.. Thanks
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    LHC - Report

    I have a question, based on this description of the procedure would it be ok to bill CPT 93458.. If not, then can someone please help me in explaining what is it that the Doctor is not mentioning in his description.. PROCEDURE: 1. Left heart catheterization and angiography. 2. Left...
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    ICD Billing

    Cardiomyopathy.. What is the indication that I need to look out for to add the Modifier Q0
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    ICD Billing

    Hi, I am very new to Pacemaker/ICD placement billing, so can someone please help me with the coding of this procedure: Operative report: The patient was brought to the electrophysiology laboratory. Informed consent was obtained for the procedure. The patient was sedated by anesthesia. The...
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    Abblation

    Can someone help me with billing for ablations. I have some idea about the main codes: Atrioventricular node function - 93650 Supraventricular tachycardia - 93651 Ventricular tachycardia - 93652 But what are the add on codes.. Also the EP study codes..
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    76376 and 76377

    Can 93307 or 93306 be the base imaging procedure codes? My Doctor wants to do a 3 dimensional echo of the heart.
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    Tissue Doppler echo

    Can someone please let me know the CPT code for - Tissue Doppler echocardiography
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    76376 and 76377

    Can some one please let me know what "base imaging procedure codes" needs to be billed in addition to the 76376 & 76377 cpt codes..
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    Critical Care Note

    Will this note justify critical care code. Patient is already in ICU when the Doctor is called.. TYPE OF CONSULTATION: Cardiology ORDERING PHYSICIAN: Dr. ____________ CONSULTING PHYSICIAN: _____________ REASON FOR CONSULTATION: Consideration for myocardial infarction. HISTORY OF...
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    Help..

    No they are not in the same group. They are in two seperate groups
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    Specialty cardiology, subspecialty electrophysiology

    Can it be on the same day?
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    Help..

    I need help with a situation in the office There are two cardiologists with seperate tax id's involved in this situation. Cardiologist#1 sees the patient & refers him to cardiologist#2 for pacemaker / ICD implants. Cardiologist#2 sees the patient on the same day & bills for a consult/new...
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    E/M Visit

    I need help with a situation in the office There are two cardiologists with seperate tax id's involved in this situation. Cardiologist#1 sees the patient & refers him to cardiologist#2 for pacemaker / ICD implants. Cardiologist#2 sees the patient on the same day & bills for a consult/new...
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    Procedure Billing

    So should I bill this with modifier 22 ? 92980 RC 22 93458 26 59
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    Procedure Billing

    Guys I need help in billing this procedure. Can someone please help. PROCEDURES 1. Left heart catheterization and angiography. 2. Bilateral selective angiography. 3. Left ventriculography. PROCEDURE NOTE: Informed consent was obtained from the patient. The patient was premedicated and brought...
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    Pacemaker & ICD

    Can some one please help me with a cheat sheet for the Pacemaker & ICD placement procedure codes..
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    cardiology template

    Hi Jammie, Can you please email / fax me a copy also. I have a new cardiologist starting & he is not used to the EMR. It will be of great help to have an example. peeya_walia@yahoo.com Fax 818-908-8072
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    Admission for Observation care after PTCA/stent

    Thanks a ton..
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    Admission for Observation care after PTCA/stent

    Thanks for the correction in the CPT code. But my main concern is can we bill the Initial obervation care code (99218-99220) if the patient was scheduled for a heart cath that led to the patient having PTCA/stent. The patient needed to be kept in the hospital overnight for observation & then...
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    Admission for Observation care after PTCA/stent

    Can I bill the Initial obervation care code (99234-99236) if the patient was scheduled for a heart cath that led to the patient having PTCA/stent. The patient needed to be kept in the hospital overnight for observation & then bill a discharge (99217) the next day?
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    Renal Artery Stent

    Thank you guys.. You are great.
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    Renal Artery Stent

    Please confirm if I am understanding this correctly. The correct CPT codes to bill for the above mentioned procedure are 36245, 75722, 37205 & 75960 but there is no documentation for the 36245 & 75722.. correct..?
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    Renal Artery Stent

    Can some one help me code this procedure.. I am new to cardiology billing & totally confused with this one. PROCEDURE: After informed consent was obtained from the patient, the patient was premedicated and brought to the cath lab where she was sterilely prepped and draped and locally...
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    outpatient or inpatient

    The above is applicable when its an e/m code. But my question was regarding the place of service for the angoigram/cath, should it be outpatient or inpatient.
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    ICD program/fu E&M

    if its an ICD check the v code to bill it with would be v45.02. Its its a pc check then it will be v45.01..
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    outpatient or inpatient

    Patient was scheduled for an outpatient angiogram. But after the angiogram it was decided that he needed a bypass the same day. How do I bill the angiogram, as an out patient or inpatient. The patient got admitted right away. Please advise.
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    Observation Code with PTCA/Stent

    Thank you.
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    Ekg - information up in Medicare

    How many time can a patient have ekg in a year? Is there some document that I can look this information up in Medicare? Please help.
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    Stress Echo Codes

    So we can bill 93351-26 in the outpatient/inpatient hospital setting. Thanks
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    Observation Code with PTCA/Stent

    Ok. But can we bill the discharge CPT 99238? If the Doctor is discharging the patient the next day & does a discharge summary?
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    Observation Code with PTCA/Stent

    Can some one let me know if we need to bill the initial opservation code 99218 if the patient is admitted for observation after PTCA/Stent & discharged the next day. The cardiologist is doing the PTCA & then admitting the patient overnight for observation. He is then discharging the patient...
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    Stress Echo Codes

    But can we not bill 93351 with modifier 26? Because the modifier implies that the physician did only the Professional component part of the service.
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    Stress Echo Codes

    I have a question here. If the test is done at an outpatient hospital setting & the Doctor is billing for the professional part of it ony then how come it is not billed as 93351-26, 93320-26 & 93320-26 ?
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    Help-Abdominal Ultrasound

    Thanks for your quick reply. But do you think the documentation is good for the 93979?
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    Help-Abdominal Ultrasound

    Hi Can some help with what would be the correct code to bill for the following ultrasound. I am debating between 93979 & 93976. The report states: Abdominal Arterial Duplex Indication: Atherosclerosis Procedure: Abdominal ultrasound was performed using grayscale & color-doppler to visualize...
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    Wiki correct cpt codes for stress echocardiogram

    We use 93351, 93320 & 93325 for stress echo done in the office
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    93228 & 93229

    Can a physician bill for both the 93228 & 93229 codes if he buys the monitor? Please help.
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    code 93235

    In 2011 the 93235 is deleted. The description has changed for the CPT code 93224. It can now be billed for Holter Monitor recording upto 48 hours. Hope this helps.
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    Tee billing for 2011

    Sure no problem. my email id is peeya_walia@yahoo.com
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    Tee billing for 2011

    Do you mean 93312-26..? 93320-26 93325-26 Thats how I am billing for TEE.. Is there any change this year?
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    LHC w/coro inj. only - Help

    DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCEDURE: Following informed consent, the patient was brought to the cardiac catheterization laboratory where the right groin was prepped in usual sterile fashion. Then, 8 mL of 1% Xylocaine was infiltrated in the right groin for local anesthesia. A 6-French sheath was...
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    LHC w/coro inj. only - Help

    Can some one please help. I have looked at all the resources available for the new cath codes that were posted but am still not sure about this. What is the CPT code that can be used when the Doctor just does: 1. Left heart catheterization. 2. Selective left main coronary angiography. 3...
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    2011 ACC crosswalk 2011 cath codes

    Thanks its of gr8 help..
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    Help-New correct coding for LHC????

    Can you please send me a copy of the chart also. Thanks. My email is peeya_walia@yahoo.com
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    cpt code 76700 v/s 76770-- Help!

    Can someone please help me with the difference between cpt 76700 & 76770. If my Doctor does an Abdominal Ultrasound for Aortic Aneurysm what should I bill.
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    AAA Ultrasound - Help

    Can some one help. Please! Does Medicare cover Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound to confirm the extent of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a patient who is already showing symptoms. I am not talking about the Screening for "Welcome to Medicare" patients. But regular medicare patients.
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    Billing office visit for snf patient

    I work for a cardiology group. Some if our patients belong to NSF. I bill with the POS as 11 & get paid.
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    Nuclear Stress Test-Help

    ADENOSINE MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY CLINICAL INDICATION: 53-year-old patient with chest pain. TECHNIQUE: Adenosine 104 mg intravenously dual isotope separate acquisition gated myocardial perfusion SPECT using Tc 99m Sestamibi 42.8 mCi intravenously at stress and Thallium 201 4.0 mCi...
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    Nuclear Stress Test-Help

    If i bill 93016/93018/78452-26 then what will the NP bill who was there for the resting portion of the nuclear stress test?
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    Nuclear Stress Test-Help

    I am confused. I was told that for Nuclear Adeno Stress test done in the Hospital the CPT code would be 93018 93016 & 93350-26 if the Doctor is their only for the stress portion of the test. If he is there for the full test then we can bill 93018, 93016 78452-26 As for the regular Stress...
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