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  1. Default repeat cath same day
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    My physician performed a heart cath, thrombectomy and stent in the morning on a patient and in the afternoon the patient had a STEMI so was brought back to the cath lab for another repeat heart cath.

    My question to you is what is the proper modifier to use on the second heart cath in the afternoon? 76?

    Thank you!
    Carrie Sorensen, CPC

  2. Default repeat catheterization
    As the modifier -76 use not allowed for catheterization from the coding software encoder -pro . I think we can use either modifier -59 depending on the situation.

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    modifier 78 for an unplanned return to the OR?

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