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Device checks/reprogramming in Office

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    Default Device checks/reprogramming in Office
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    Recently question has come up regarding office based pacemaker and/or
    defibrillator checks and programming done in office. If the actual check/programming is done by a office employed trained RN, report given
    to MD to read. If the reading MD is not in office at time of service, should the
    procedure code be split and billed with mod 26 for the reading MD and billed again with mod TC under physician that was in office at time? Billing codes being used are 93294-93296,93288,93289,93279-93284. For all codes
    modifiers do apply per medicare. Any input, would be greatly appreciated

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    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    Our clinic does not unbundle these procedure as CPT does not state that there must be physician supervision. I'm curious to know what others are doing with these procedures.
    Thanks, Amanda

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