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Attempted Angioplasty

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    Kansas City, MO
    Default Attempted Angioplasty
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    Can anyone tell me what I should bill when a physician makes multiple attempts at a coronary angioplasty but is unable to cross the lesion with the wire?

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    Is this the only procedure that was attempted? If so, I would bill the angioplasty with a -53 mod on the surgical code since the physician did attempt to do this but was uncessful (still have to give him some sort of charge for his effort & work).

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