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Can you report 93306 with 93350, why or why not? can you direct me to any resources that will ellaborate on these two codes being billed together?

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Question: Can a stress echo (93350, 93351) and TTE be reported on the same date of service by a single physician?

Answer: Transthoracic echocardiography (93303, 93304, 93306, 93307 or 93308) may be reported on the same date of service as a stress echo (93350 or 93351) for a different clinical circumstance. The modifier -59, Distinct Procedural Service, should be appended to the applicable TTE code.

Explanation:
• Per the AMA CPT Introductory echocardiography language, stress echo codes (93350, 93351) include the acquisition of echocardiography images before, after, and in some protocols during stress.
• Per NCCI edits, stress echo codes 93350 and 93351 have a billing edit assigned to TTE codes that indicates that a modifier is allowed in order to differentiate between the services provided.



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